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Livermore Students Score Above State Averages on Standardized Tests

California Department of Education release STAR testing results.

Livermore students are surpassing state averages in standardized English-Language Arts and math tests, according to results released Friday.

Nearly 5 million California 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.

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.

Here are the posted results for students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District:

  • A total of 71.8 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in English-Language Arts.
  • A total of 61.1 percent of students tested scored at grade-level or higher in math.
  • A total of 79.3 percent of 5th, 8th and 10th-grade students tested scored at grade-level or higher in science.
  • A total of 58.5 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.  

Livermore's math and English results also surpass the county's data.

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://star.cde.ca.gov/

Peggy August 31, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Awesome
Phil Weiss September 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I suppose this is one spin on the results. While it is good to see that improvements have been made, consider the following for the Livermore school district: 28 out of every 100 students is testing below grade level in English-language arts 39 out of every 100 students is testing below grade level in math If we saw this in our unemployment numbers, we'd be going ballistic as a society. Why not our students? Again, I'm glad to see improvements are made but we still have more to improve upon. My opinion is that the way to help our students is to continue supporting our schools and teachers as parents. That means taking the time to be involved with our children in their school activities, helping them with their homework when needed, and being responsive to school communications. By being involved, we can help our students improve not to raise test scores but to ultimately be better members of our great society.

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