Students in Los Angeles County who are classified as English learners performed generally on par with students across the state on standardized tests to determine fluency, the California Department of Education announced today.
Of the more than 333,000 students in the county to take the California English Language Development Test in the current school year, 9 percent scored in the "advanced" category and 33 percent scored in the "early advanced" category, according to the CDE.
Those figures mirrored the statewide percentages.
For Glendora Unified, 17 percent scored in the advanced category and 43 percent scored in the early advanced category, according to the CDE. A total of 362 took the test.
For Charter Oak Unified, 7 percent scored in the advanced category and 34 percent scored in the early advanced category, according to the CDE. In total, 345 students took the test.
In Orange County, students fared slightly better than Los Angeles County, with 11 percent scoring advanced and 36 percent early advanced.
"We want every English learner to become proficient while making progress in all academic subjects," said Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction. "These results show our students are making important strides toward English language fluency, which will help them tremendously as they work toward their educational goals."
The state goal is for students to be advanced or early advanced overall, with no less than an intermediate score in one of the individual testing areas -- listening, speaking, reading and writing. The test is one of four criteria set out by the state to determine fluency.
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the largest in the state and second-largest in the nation, performed slightly below the state average, with 7 percent advanced and 32 percent early advanced, according to CDE data.