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January 6, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
People wishing to take the California High School Proficiency Examination on Jan. 20 must register by Wednesday. The Jan. 20 exam is the first of three tests to be offered at 65 locations throughout the state this year. The second exam is scheduled for May 11 with a registration deadline of May 1. The third will be on Nov. 16 with a Nov. 6 sign-up deadline. Locally, the exam will be administered at El Camino Real High School, 5440 Valley Circle Blvd.
August 6, 2000
Re "Bilingual Education," Ventura County letters, July 30. In this letter Denis O'Leary asserts that "one year of intensive English immersion in California has failed." But he fails to back up this assertion, and the facts are otherwise. After one year of English immersion, statewide English learners' test scores have increased in every area, in every grade level. Some school districts saw increases of up to 18% in some areas for English learners. There is other evidence of progress since 1998.
January 28, 1990 | Thomas Cahill, Cahill, former North American education correspondent for the Times (London), is editor of "The Bookperson," a new mail-order book review. and
Aproper dilemma needs two horns; and, it would appear from Howard Gardner's provocative new book, the dilemma of contemporary education is no exception. The horns, in this case, are freedom and discipline. The question before the house is how to incorporate both into one's educational scheme without slighting either.
May 12, 1988
The Santa Monica-Malibu School District's annual Language Census Report shows a drop in the percentage of students with limited English proficiency and a rise in the number of students redesignated from limited to fluent in English. The report, measuring changes between March, 1987, and March, 1988, was presented to the Board of Education on Monday. In March, students with limited proficiency accounted for 15.6%, or 1,490, of the district's pupils, compared to 15.9% last year.
September 6, 1990 | JANET BERGAMO
Seeking better ways to evaluate student achievement, the Fillmore Unified School District is designing its own testing program for reading and writing. Supt. Marlene Davis said at a school board meeting Tuesday that standardized tests such as the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills evaluate individual skills but do not give teachers a full picture of student progress. The board heard a presentation by members of a language arts committee that has spent two years on the project.
December 28, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
Registration is underway for the first of three high school proficiency exams that will be administered next year, officials said Wednesday. Sign-up forms must be turned in by Jan. 10. The three-hour test will be held Jan. 20 at the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Office in Camarillo. Those passing the exam receive a certificate that is the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. The registration fee is $47.
June 12, 1988 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
The performance of Orange County schools on the recently released California Assessment Program scores varied greatly, and generally depended on how many of their students had limited English-speaking ability. Schools with high ratios of immigrant students invariably show up among those with the lowest scores, while those with few limited-English speakers usually get the highest scores, according to the test results. For example, Santiago High in Garden Grove lists 25.
October 25, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
I don't know if the Raiders or Dallas Cowboys sent a scouting party to the Coliseum a day in advance, but I do know this: They should have. A few hours spent observing Drew Bledsoe of Washington State would have provided sufficient data that the best passer in college football is ready to be declared NFL-gible. "A superstar," to quote USC Coach Larry Smith. A quarterback, in fact, with but one drawback. He can't throw lying down.
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