Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.
Both Riverside and San Bernardino counties showed slight increase in the percentage of 10th-grade students who already have passed the exam, although both lag slightly behind the state averages. In both counties, 1 percent more of the Class of 2014 passed the math section the first time they took it. Results in English language arts stayed the same in Riverside County and increased 1 percent in San Bernardino County.
In Riverside County, 10th-graders registered an 83 percent pass rate on the math portion and an 82 percent on the English portion. The statewide average was 83.6 percent for math and 83 percent for English.
In San Bernardino County, 80 percent of first-time test-takers passed the math portion, and 81 percent passed the English test.