New statewide test results released today by the state Department of Education show that San Bruno Park schools continue to score above-average in English-language arts and math.
About 4.7 million students throughout the state took the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR, test last school year, and 57 percent scored proficient or above in English-language arts while 51 percent scored proficient or above in mathematics—the highest percentage since the tests were first given in 2003, according to the education department.
STAR results monitor scores from second to 11th grades.
For schools in the San Bruno Park School District, 64 percent of students in the second through eighth grades scored proficient or above in English-language arts—a —and 71 percent of students in the second through seventh grades scored proficient or above in math—also a 5 percent increase from the 2011 scores.
Compared with the rest of San Mateo County, San Bruno Park's English-language arts scores slightly trailed the average for rest of the county—66 percent. But the school district surpassed the average math scores for the county—60 percent.
Eighth graders were required to test in several other subjects, and the following are their results:
- General math: 41 percent proficient or above
- Algebra I: 84 percent proficient or above
- History: 49 percent proficient or above
- Life Science: 60 percent proficient or above
To see the full results for the school district, visit the California Department of Education website.