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ERIC Number: ED515628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
California Education: Planning for a Better Future
Larsen, Eric; Weston, Margaret
Public Policy Institute of California
Proficiency rates among California students continue to rise. At the end of the 2009-10 school year, the share of students who demonstrated proficiency on the California Standards Test was greater than 50 percent in both English language arts (ELA) and math. California's proficiency rates have increased more than 18 percentage points over the last seven years, and rates of proficiency growth have been similar across all student subgroups. California schools appear to be heading in the right direction, but the fact that more than 40 percent of all students are not proficient in ELA and math suggests that California still has a long way to go. And although proficiency rates have increased in all subgroups, significant proficiency gaps--such as the gap between white and Latino students--remain. Moreover, budget cuts may make it difficult to maintain the rate of progress people have seen since 2003.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California