Senior classes at four San Fernando Valley high schools--Granada Hills, Birmingham in Van Nuys, and El Camino Real and Taft in Woodland Hills--beat statewide and Los Angeles district scores.
Seven other Valley senior classes scored above the Los Angeles Unified School District average: Reseda, North Hollywood, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Monroe in Sepulveda, Cleveland in Reseda and Grant in Van Nuys.
The CAP test has been given to the state's public school seniors since 1961. It is, according to the Guide to Interpretation of the CAP Test, an attempt to measure the "effectiveness of school districts and schools in assisting pupils to master the fundamental educational skills."
Test results from individual schools are compared only with results from schools where the student body has a similar socioeconomic composition.