LBReport.com Posts Latest STAR Student Performance Results For Every LBUSD School; Disturbing Percentages Attending Some LBUSD High Schools Perform Below Or Far Below Basic Levels; Results Mixed in Middle Schools, Better in Many Elementary Schools
(Sept. 30, 2002) -- Disturbing percentages of students attending some LBUSD high schools are performing below basic or far below basic levels, with middle school students showing mixed results, and significant numbers of LB elementary school students excelling in 2002 "Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test results released today for the LB Unified School District.
LBReport.com provides readers access to detailed results for each LBUSD school on a link below.
Results varied widely and by grade level. The CA Dept. of Education classified student performance as "advanced," "proficient," "basic," "below basic" and "far below basic." Some examples:
Millikan High: In general mathematics, 65% of 9th graders scored below or far below basic level, with 0% at advanced level, 6% at proficient level. In English Language Arts, roughly 36%-41% of 9th, 10th and 11th graders performed below or far below basic levels, with roughly 6-10% at advanced level and slightly under 20% at proficient level.
Mini Gant Elementary School, grades 2, 4 and 4 had roughly 1/3 of students performing at advanced levels, with a stunning 51% of 5th graders at advanced level; roughly a third performed at proficient level.
Detailed results for every LBUSD school can be accessed on the following CA Dept. of Education link: 2002 STAR results for each LBUSD school
LBUSD's overall performance district wide is posted at:
District wide: LBUSD overall STAR performance district wide.
Reaction is pending as we post.
Statewide, only about 30% percent of students scored at the proficient level or higher. In a comment some parents and taxpayers may find remarkable, a CA Dept. of Education press release says of roughly 70% of students scoring at less than proficient level:
"While this may seem, at first glance, somewhat disappointing, it reflects the state’s rigorous standards and high expectations for student performance, and sets the baseline for comparing student performance on state standards in future years."
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin is quoted in the release as saying:
"Significantly, the percent of students performing at the lowest levels decreased in grades 2 through 5. This shows that our low-achieving students are moving up in the elementary grades where the biggest reform efforts have taken place."