High school sophomores at scored better on the California High School Exit Exam than their counterparts in Alameda County and across the state, according to results released Wednesday morning.
Students at passed the test at the same rate as the state average.
Statewide, the percentage of students from the Class of 2012 meeting the CAHSEE graduation requirement increased slightly over last year to 95 percent, marking the sixth straight year of improving performance, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
2012 CAHSEE Results
for 10th graders Math (% passing) English/Language
Arts (% passing) Alameda City Unified 89 88 Alameda County 84 84 California 84 83
2012 CAHSEE Results for 10th graders by High School Math (% passing) English/Language Arts (% passing) Alameda High School 93 92 Encinal High School 84 83 Alameda Science and Technology Inst. 98 96
“When 95 percent of California students are hitting the mark—despite the tremendous challenges we face and the work we still have to do—there’s an awful lot going right in our public schools,” Torlakson said in a prepared statement. “I congratulate the students who succeeded on this test, the teachers who provided invaluable instruction, and the parents who gave their support and encouragement.”
The CAHSEE is administered each year to ensure that students who graduate from public high schools demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who do not pass the CAHSEE in 10th grade have two opportunities in 11th grade and up to five opportunities in 12th grade to pass the exam.
This year's CAHSEE results were delayed because of that led to photos of test materials being posted online.