Calif. students make gains on math, English tests

08/16/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California students continue to make modest improvements in math and English achievement, according to results of the latest standardized tests. About 54% of students scored "proficient" or above in English and 50% reached those levels in math, a jump of two percentage points over last year in both subject areas. The scores were the highest since the state began standards-based testing in 2003, but officials noted that work remains to bring more students to grade level, particularly in middle and high schools.

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