10 most-improved LAUSD high schools in math test score gains
Data obtained by LA School Report show how each LA Unified high school’s scores on the state standardized tests improved or declined over the past two years. The district overall showed a 3 percentage point increase in math scores and a 6 percentage point increase in English language arts test scores. The improvements came along with increases...
By Sarah Favot | October 13, 2016 4:20 pm
LAUSD independent charters outperform traditional schools on state tests
For the second year in a row, LA Unified’s independent charter schools outperformed the district’s traditional schools on California’s standardized math and English language arts (ELA) tests, according to data released Monday by the California Charter Schools Association. The district’s magnets topped both. The district’s independent charters saw 46 percent of its students meet or...
By Craig Clough | August 30, 2016 2:45 pm
How did LAUSD stack up against other large districts on latest state tests? Not great
LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King said at a news conference last week that the district’s improvement over last year on the state’s standardized tests was among “the highest gains that were achieved among urban districts in California.” But was it really? LA Unified was fourth among the 10 largest districts in the state in overall improvement,...
By Craig Clough | August 29, 2016 2:00 pm
King, Torlakson tout improvements on standardized test scores
LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, LA Unified school board President Steve Zimmer and other leaders called a press conference this morning at Eagle Rock Elementary School to tout the results of the newly released standardized test scores. Scores in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) went...
By Craig Clough | August 24, 2016 3:31 pm
LAUSD, California see jumps in state test scores, but achievement gaps remain
LA Unified students increased their scores this year in the statewide standardized tests, but significant achievement gaps remain for African-American and Latino students, as well as for English learners and students from economically challenged backgrounds. The improvements came along with increases statewide in the second year of the new assessments, which are aligned with the Common Core...
By Craig Clough | August 24, 2016 9:00 am
LAUSD’s English learners struggle compared with state, large districts
Among all the subgroups of LA Unified students who took the state’s new Smarter Balanced standardized tests, English language-learners (ELL) produced especially disappointing results, finishing behind the state average for ELLs and near the bottom compared with the state’s 11 other large districts. LA Unified has the most English learners of any district in the...
By Craig Clough | September 16, 2015 11:32 am