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Milpitas High School Scores Well in Exit Exam Results

Math, reading and writing exam is given to sophomores each year to show their competency.

 

Each year, the State of California mandates that public schools administer the California High School Exit Exam to tenth graders, which is meant to show statewide competency in math, reading and writing skills. 

If a high school sophomore fails the test, they are given up to seven additional tries before graduation to pass.

According to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education, 84 percent of sophomores passed the test in the 2011-2012 school year, and 95 of all students passed by the time they finished their senior year. The 95 percent mark shows a sixth straight year of improvement. 

At Milpitas High School students had a 91 percent pass rate on the math portion of the exam, and an 88 percent pass rate on the English portion of the exam.

 

Math:

School

Students Tested

Students Passed

Special Education Pass Rate

English Learner Pass Rate

Economically-Disadvantaged Pass Rate

Not Economically Disadvantaged Pass Rate

Milpitas High School

782

708 (91%)

60%

69%

86%

93%

 

English

School

Students Tested

Students Passed

Special Education Pass Rate

English Learner Pass Rate

Economically Disadvantaged Pass Rate

Not Economically Disadvantaged Pass Rate

Milpitas High School

783

690 (88%)

58%

58%

82%

92%

--Patch Staff

What do you think of the test results? Are there any trends that surprise you? Tell us in the comments area below.


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Dan Manassau August 23, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Improvement is good. We need to put more work into the way children are taught so they have the real skills needed to survive our complex world. Our city needs to divert more money away from the city union compensation into our schools. Vote out Debbie Gordano and vote in Jose Esteves, Rageev Madnawat and Garry Barbadillo who are the only ones who have committed themselves to do it.
Allen King August 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
There is a need to focus on developing practical skills. Schools are too focused on improving standardize test scores. Kids these days come out of schools and colleges with no or very little practical skills.

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