The Reporter: STAR results mixed in Solano County

By Richard Bammer/

The 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test results indicate a decidedly mixed report card for Vacaville-area schools on annual statewide exams in English, math, science and history, with Solano County results generally lower than statewide outcomes, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

Still, the results, made public Friday, mark the ninth straight year California students improved their overall performance on the tests, said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, noting the progress despite several successive pared-down education budgets.

Some 4.7 million students statewide participated in the testing program, with 57 percent scoring proficient or above in English-language arts and 51 percent scoring at proficient or above in mathematics, the highest percentage since the tests were fully aligned in 2003 to California’s content standards, which describe what students should know for each grade and the subject tested.

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