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CAHSEE No Problem For Glendora High School Students

Students in both Glendora and Charter Oak unified school districts are above county average in CAHSEE passage rates.

Glendora students eclipsed the state and county passage rates for the California High School Exit Exam.

The state mandates all 10th-graders take the CAHSEE in order to receive their high school diplomas, although those who do not pass have multiple opportunities during their junior and senior years to retake the exam.

Ninety-two percent of tenth graders enrolled in passed both the English and Language Arts and math portions of the exam.

Eighty-six percent of tenth graders enrolled in the Charter Oak Unified School District passed the English and Language Arts portion of the exam, while 85 percent passed the math portion.

Comparatively, 83 percent of students statewide passed the English and Language Arts portion of the exam, and 84 percent passed the math portion. In Los Angeles County, 82 percent of students passed the math portion of the CAHSEE, while and 81 percent passed the English and Language Arts portion.

For more information, visit the California Department of Education Web site.

Michael C Walker August 23, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Are they receiving a good education, or do we need to raise the bar?
Steven Hanson August 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Considering that the last stats posted put the U.S. near the bottom of academic competition with students from other parts of the world, I'd say we need to raise the bar.
Fellow Teacher September 01, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Raise the bar, seriously? I am already teaching 2nd graders concepts beyond their years. It is sad that currently kindergarten students aren't considered successful if they aren't reading or writing multiple sentences! We need to be sure that students have a firm foundation in all areas and have skills appropriate for their age. Sure, I could teach higher concepts to my students , so we can say that we have raised the bar again, but they will not be ready for mastery of those skills because they are not developmentally ready! You also need to be careful when comparing U.S. stats with other countries, as many of those other countries only academically test students who are on the university track. In many countries, parents need to decide by freshman year if their child is going/qualifies for the university track or trade track, not like here in the U.S. You often end up comparing apples to oranges when you look at scores in such a way. If we only tested our top "university" type student our scores would look quite different.

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