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NEWS
August 16, 2001
Composite scores for the Stanford 9 show that the Irvine Unified School District once again had the best overall scores in Orange County. The composite scores represent the percentage of students in all grade levels who scored at or above the national average on the test. The following table shows the composite scores for Orange County's districts. *--* DISTRICT '01 00-01 % gain Irvine Unified 80.3 2.1 Fountain Valley Elementary 78.9 3.1 Laguna Beach Unified 78.1 0.0 Cypress Elementary 77.5 1.
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NEWS
August 16, 2001
* UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS / READING THE TABLES In California, nearly 4.5 million public school students in grades 2 through 11 took the Stanford 9 standardized tests in the spring for the fourth consecutive year. All of them were tested in reading, math and language skills such as grammar and punctuation. Students through eighth grade also took a spelling test, and students in higher grades took exams in science and history/social science.
NEWS
August 16, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Fewer than one-third of California public school students achieved proficiency on a key test offering the first glimpse of their ability to meet challenging English standards, the state Education Department reported Wednesday. At the same time, fourth- and seventh-graders turned in a sobering performance on a new writing exam, the first part of the state's massive testing program to stray from the multiple-choice format.
NEWS
August 16, 2001
* UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS / READING THE TABLES In California, nearly 4.5 million public school students in grades 2 through 11 took the Stanford 9 standardized tests in the spring, for the fourth year in a row. All of them were tested in reading, math and language skills such as grammar and punctuation. Students through eighth grade also took a spelling test, and students in higher grades took exams in science and history/social science.
NEWS
August 16, 2001 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The 81 public school districts in Los Angeles County serve some of the nation's most deprived children as well as some of the most privileged. Yet despite the diversity of circumstances, surprisingly uniform patterns emerge after four years of results from the state's Stanford 9 testing program. In reading, the youngest students are making the greatest gains. In math, progress is dramatic and virtually across the board. A few districts have sorted out middle school reading.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles Unified elementary schools made strong gains on the Stanford 9 test for the third consecutive year, but the district's high schools once again failed to improve, according to data released Tuesday. Students in grades 2 to 5 showed consistent improvement on the state's basic skills exam. That progress appeared to reach middle schools for the first time, where sixth-grade gains resembled those in the elementary schools.
NEWS
May 24, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES and JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scattered resistance to California's Stanford 9 testing program is popping up statewide as teachers, parents and students protest a system that they say values test scores over actual learning. At the tiny Santa Monica Alternative School House, parents of more than 60% of students in second through eighth grades chose not to let their children take the test this month, saying they considered it a waste of time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
Nearly 530,000 teachers, administrators, custodians and other school employees across California will receive cash bonuses of almost $600 because their campuses significantly boosted test scores, state officials announced this week. The one-time rewards will reach employees at 4,502 schools--more than half of the state's campuses--as early as next month. Every employee at the schools will receive money under the $350-million program, known as the School Site Employee Performance Bonus.
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