Students in the Irvine Unified School District continue to earn high marks on state standards tests while narrowing racial and ethnic achievement gaps, according to results released Aug. 15 by the California Department of Education.
The California Department of Education released the results of its 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting program this morning, and IUSD once again has reason to be proud. We'll post a story on what the STAR tests indicate about Irvine soon. In the meantime, click here to read The Orange County Register's coverage. Or, click here to access scores for your school.
The U.S. Department of Education has made some big changes to a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act that was signed by President George W. Bush in 2001. Under the 10-year-old legislation, public schools are supposed to meet rising testing benchmarks in English and math, culminating with the mandate that 100 percent of students show proficiency in these subjects by 2014. Some critics have called this standard unattainable. The change announced this week by U.S.
This week, the state released its Academic Performance Index scores for 2010, and IUSD quietly earned the top spot among California’s larger school systems. For those not familiar with the API, the index was designed to show year-to-year improvement by annually assigning triple-digit scores to schools and districts. These figures, which range from 200 to 1,000, are based on standardized tests taken by students in the spring, as well as graduation rates at the high school level.
The California Department of Education has released the latest results of its annual Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, and, once again, students in the Irvine Unified School District continue to post impressive stats in core subjects. “We are extremely pleased to see the percentages of students deemed proficient or advanced on the California Standards Tests continue to rise,” said IUSD Superintendent of Schools Gwen E. Gross.
Add Thomas Hsu to the growing list of IUSD students who have earned perfect scores on the SAT. Hsu, a junior at University High School, recently learned that he aced every multiple-choice question on the famed college entrance exam. But what makes this tale all the more extraordinary is that his older sister, Tiffany Hsu, also scored a flawless 2400 on the SAT when she took it three years earlier. The Orange County Register has the story here.
In case you missed it, a University High student recently achieved perfection on the SAT. Hope Xu, a junior at Uni, accomplished what less than 0.02 percent of test-taking seniors did last year, posting a flawless 2400 on the college entrance exam. The Orange County Register has the story here.