The results of the 2012 California Standards Test were recently released recently, and the number of students in schools meeting or exceeding state standards continues to increase, according to the district.
In English language arts, 81 percent of Poway Unified students scored at proficient or above, with 69 percent scoring the same in math.
“We are seeing these positive trends at our schools, especially when looking across multiple years,” said Eric Lehew, director of Student Assessment. “Teachers use this data, not only as a check on student performance, but each fall teacher teams consider improvements based on these scores and other measures.”
Eighth graders at saw scores in algebra rise 21 percent, topped only in the district by math scores among fourth graders at , which rose 26 percent.
Improving algebra proficiency was a major goal for Meadowbrook teachers.
“Our teachers review these scores and make adjustments,” said Miguel Carrillo, principal of Meadowbrook. “We have been able to do this while increasing the number of students taking algebra.”
California Standard Tests are taken by students in grades 2-11, and have five performance levels: advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic.
Poway Schools Showing Significant Growth in the 2012 California Standard TestsGrowth School Grade Subject 26% Valley Fourth Math 21% Meadowbrook Eighth Algebra I 12% Painted Rock Third English Language Arts 11% Valley Fourth English Language Arts 11% Valley Third Math 10% Chaparral Third English Language Arts 10% Painted Rock Third Math 9% Garden Road Fourth Math 9% Twin Peaks Seventh Math 9% Valley Fifth Math
Source: Poway Unified School District