first_imgEducation PUSD High Exit Exam Results Remain Steady Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 1:21 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The percentage of 10th grade students from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) meeting the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) graduation requirement held steady at 82 percent in both English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in 2012 according to results released today by the California Department of Education (CDE). PUSD’s passage rate on the exam has risen from 72 percent in 2008.The CAHSEE is administered each year to ensure that students who graduate from public high schools demonstrate competency in reading, writing and mathematics. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE in grade 10 have two opportunities in grade 11 and up to five opportunities ingrade 12 to pass the exam and do not have to retake the part of the exam that they already passed. Students can keep taking the CAHSEE for two years after they complete all other graduation requirements. Only 12 of the 1176 students who met all of PUSD’s graduation requirements did not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE exam.“An 82 percent passage rate by PUSD 10th graders on both parts of the exam shows that the academically rigorous reforms in our schools are working,” said Gundry. “Our challenge now is to make sure that students who did not pass one or both parts of the exam receive the help needed to master the subject areas tested. We also cannot ignore the widening achievement gap among first-time CAHSEE test takers in PUSD and throughout Los Angeles County. Despite funding challenges, we must work smarter and harder than ever to correct this.”The results show steady passage rates overall with the exception being an increase in the passage rate of white students (a seven percent increase in ELA and a five percent increase in math) and a decrease in the passage rate of African-American students (a four percent decrease in ELA and a six percent decrease in math). It is important to note that because of small sample sizes in some subgroups there can be volatility in the percentages from year to year. For most subgroups, PUSD continues to be on par with county and state wide data.In PUSD, 1052 10th grade students passed the ELA portion of the test and 1040 10th grade students passed the mathematics portion of the exam. Tenth grade scores are used as a benchmark because it is the first opportunity students have to take the test and offers the best comparison from year to year.For PUSD data, click here. For local, county and state CAHSEE reports, including how to understand the results, visit the California Department of Education’s website at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/.The 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) datawill be released by CDE on August. 31. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Top of the News Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img