Claremont Unified School District students made gains in math and English, according to the recently released standardized test scores.
The percentage of students scoring advanced or proficient in the two subjects on the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program increased from last year, results released last week by the California Department of Education revealed.
Of the 5,433 students tested, 71.9 percent scored proficient or advanced in English-language arts, compared to 68.8 percent in 2011. For math, 58.3 percent scored proficient or advanced in 2012, an improvement from the 53.3 percent in 2011.
Los Angeles County students also saw gains. Of the more than 1.1 million students tested, 54.4 percent scored proficient or advanced in English-language arts and 49.4 percent in math, according to state data.
In 2011, 51 percent of students in the county scored proficient or advanced in English and 47.9 percent in math.
The gains in test scores in Claremont and Los Angeles County echoed improvements statewide, according to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
Statewide figures show 57.2 percent of the 4.7 million students tested scoring advanced or proficient in English-language arts and 51.5 percent in math.
“In less than a decade, California has gone from having only one student in three score proficient to better than one student in two,” Torlakson said. “That’s nearly 900,000 more students reaching proficiency now than in 2003—a remarkable achievement that represents real, sustained improvements in learning.”
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