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Castro Valley Students Score Above State Average on Standardized Tests

San Lorenzo Unified School District fell short on state and county test score averages.

Castro Valley students are scoring above the state and county average in standardized English-Language Arts and math tests, according to test results released Friday morning.

Nearly 5 million students took the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting assessment, known as STAR last spring, and 57 percent of them scored proficient or better in English-language arts, up from 54 percent in 2011.

Fifty-one percent scored proficient or better in math, according to the California Department of Education.

Among the two school districts in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, Castro Valley has more students scoring at or above grade level in core subjects. Castro Valley Unified surpassed state averages in English and math by at least 15 percent.

Growth of proficiency in core academic subjects based on the test scores has continued throughout the state and region, according to the state Department of Education.

Below is a breakdown of test results of the two school districts:

For :

  • A total of 75.1 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in English-Language Arts.
  • A total of 66.5 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in math.
  • A total of 73.8 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in science
  • A total of 63.1 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in history.

For :

  • A total of 45.7 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in English-Language Arts.
  • A total of 38 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in math.
  • A total of 51 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in science
  • A total of 42.4 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in history.

See the full test results on the state Department of Education website here.  

San Lorenzo Unified not only fell below the state average is test scores, it also fell below the county’s average. Approximately 62 percent of Alameda County students scored proficient or advanced on the English-Language Arts test, while 55.3 percent scored at grade-level or higher in math.

For more information about the STAR Test results, visit http://preview.cde.ca.gov/star/star2012/

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