Results from the annual state tests given each spring in grades 2 through 12 in California’s public schools have been posted, and they show little change from 2011 in the number of Madera Unified School District students who performed at grade level in 2012.
The data released by the California Department of Education came in the form of the percentage of students who scored at the proficient or advanced level in English-language arts, math, history, and science. A score in the proficient range is considered to be at grade level, and an advanced score is above grade level.
In English-language arts, 42.7 percent of Madera Unified students scored at advanced or proficient as compared with 41.7 the previous year. In math, the scores were just as static, going from 39.9 to 39.0 percent. English and math are the two areas used by the federal government to determine whether or not a school meets the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Similarly, the scores in history and science remained virtually unchanged. The results in history showed a slight improvement over 2011, going from 39.1 percent to 42.3 percent in the proficient or advanced range...