School District Sees Increase in State Test Scores

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

The number of Newport-Mesa Unified School District students scoring proficient or advanced on state standardized tests steadily increased again this year, according to state data.

Results of the 2012 California Standards Tests show the percentage of students with an adequate or superior grasp of the curriculum increased from the previous year in all subjects: English-language arts, math, history and science, according to the state Department of Education.

The standardized tests gauge how well students comprehend the state content standards by grade level. Students are categorized as either having an advanced, proficient, basic, below basic or far below basic knowledge of the content.

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