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Students Improve High School Exit Exam Results

Nearly 90 percent of Livermore students who took the California High School Exit Exam last year passed.

Nine out of every 10 Livemore sophomores who took the California High School Exit Exam last year passed, according to results released by the state.

Students — who first take the test in 10th grade — must pass the exit exam by 12th grade in order to earn a high school diploma.

For the :

  • 89 percent of students tested passed the math portion of the test.
  • 89 percent of students tested passed the English portion of the test.

Assistant Superintendent Cindy Alba said the results each improve on last year's ratings.

"We have a pretty high pass rate, but we would definitely like it to be more," Alba said of the new results.

Both Granada and Livermore high schools have focused on preparing students for the test, Alba said. Examples include practice tests and intervention programs to support students prior to their first attempt at the exit exam.

The district's results exceed both the county and state averages.

Alameda County

  • 84 percent of students tested passed the math portion of the test.
  • 84 percent of students tested passed the English portion of the test.

California

  • 84 percent of students tested passed the math portion of the test.
  • 83 percent of students tested passed the English portion of the test.

View the results on the California Department of Education website.

K August 22, 2012 at 05:34 PM
You better pass. It's freakin 7 and 8th grade material. If you don't pass that than i dont know what's wrong with you.
Jay Elliot August 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM
K Quick Quiz: How many grammar errors are there in your comment?
Sandy August 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
LOL!! Thanks for catching that, Jay!! I see the "then" and "than" error all the time. And "are" versus "our." Most coming from those who have already graduated from high school....... I think.
K August 24, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Jay, I am guessing you are one of the idiots who didn't pass or has a dumbass kid who didnt pass. Also I have an IPhone and it changes words.

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