Valley Schools Star Test Results

August 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A growing number of California students met. State standards for English and math this year, but more than half still scored below their grade level, according to test results released today.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Statewide, 46 percent of students were proficient or better in English language arts on the standardized testing and reporting exam. 43 percent were proficient in math.

The Valley's biggest school district Fresno Unified's numbers lag behind the rest of the state. 31 percent of its students were proficient in English and 41 percent in math. 37 of Central Unified's students were proficient in English and 49 percent in math.

Clovis unified beat the state averages with 66 percent of students proficient in English and 72 percent proficient in math.

Nearly 5 million students in second through 11th grade took the star exams last spring. Districts use the results to determine whether schools are meeting minimum requirements set by the federal "no child left behind" law.



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