August 24, 2006

California High School Exit Exam Results Look Good for San Leandro's Sophomores

California High School Exit Exam Results for San Leandro showed that more sophomores passed the test on their first try last year.

According to the Daily Review:

"We want them to pass the first time around, that's for sure," said San Leandro High School Principal Amy Furtado.

This year, many more black and Latino 10th-graders at San Leandro and San Lorenzo high schools did just that. At San Leandro High School, 71 percent of black 10th-graders passed math, up from 54 percent the year before. At San Lorenzo High School, the gains of black sophomores were almost as dramatic: 12 percent more passed the math section (68 percent), and 11 percent more passed the English section (69 percent).

Furtado said she believed improvements in algebra instruction helped spur gains in 10th-grade math passing rates (overall, 78 percent passed the first time, up from 72 percent). Ninth-grade algebra, which is usually relegated to newer teachers, was shared last year by nearly all of the mathteachers at San Leandro High School -- a practice that will continue this year.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 24, 2006 12:28 PM | TrackBack
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