By Irma Widjojo
Benicia school students did well in the inaugural standardized test — based on the Common Core State Standards — compared to the state’s average, according results released this week.
“It’s a real solid first effort,” said Charles Young, Benicia Unified School District superintendent.
Of more than 3.1 million public school students tested in English statewide, only 44 percent met or exceeded standard. In math, only 33 percent met that threshold, according to the state Department of Education.
Meanwhile, 60 percent of Benicia students met or exceeded standards in English and 47 percent did so in math. These results rank the Benicia school district as the highest achieving district in Solano County.