Good news, bad news from test results in San Francisco school


Students’ improved test scores have pushed local schools closer to meeting the state’s proficiency goals. (Examiner file photo)
Public schools in San Francisco have made impressive strides toward meeting the state’s proficiency goals for standardized testing, but new test results also highlight the district’s stark achievement gaps from campus to campus.

Click here to see API 2010 test results for San Francisco, San Mateo County school districts.

On Thursday, the California Department of Education released the results of its Academic Performance Index, which tests second- through 11th-grade students each spring in math, English, science and social studies.
The San Francisco Unified School District improved its 2009 performance by 16 points, and now is just nine points below the state’s goal of 800 out of 1,000 points on math and English tests. Similar improvement in next year’s results would put SFUSD into compliance with state goals.

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