Students in California continue to improve their performance on standardized tests in math and English despite several consecutive years of cuts to the state’s public education budget, according to results released Friday by the California Department of Education.
From the press release: Approximately 4.7 million students participated in the 2012 STAR program, with 57 percent scoring proficient or above in English-language arts and 51 percent scoring at proficient or above in mathematics, the highest percentage since the tests were fully aligned in 2003 to California's content standards, which describe what students should know for each grade and subject tested.
The scores for West Contra Costa Unified School District were not as good. Only 44.2 percent of students in WCCUSD are proficient in English and language arts and 38.1 percent are proficient in math, according to the "Contra Costa Times."
Go to the California Department of Education's website to see test scores for individual WCCUSD schools.