At the after-school faculty meeting today, the principal showed us California Standards Test (CST) results from last year.
For these exams, students’ scores are grouped into five categories: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Below Basic or Far Below Basic. The goal is to get all students in either the Advanced or Proficient categories.
In 2008-09, of the students that took the Algebra 1 CST, none were Advanced, 2% were Proficient. Of the students that took the Geometry CST, 1% were Advanced, 6% Proficient.
Clearly, we have lots of room for improvement!