KING MIDDLE SCHOOL 2005 CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS TEST RESULTS

Every spring we administer the California Standards Tests to all of our students. The results of these important tests are used to measure the progress of our students, to judge the effectiveness of our instructional programs and to compare our school with others across the state. The results from last spring have arrived!

We are pleased to see improvement in the achievement of our students across the grade levels. The chart below summarizes the results. Each student's score falls into a proficiency level, from Far Below Basic (FBB) to Advanced (A). Our goal is for our students to achieve at the Basic, Proficient or Advanced levels.

2005 CST Results
Percent at each level

English Language Arts
Grades
6 7 8

8 6 7 Advanced
18 24 17 Proficient
32 31 32 Basic
24 25 17 Below Basic
18 14 16 Far Below Basic

Grade 6 & 7 Mathematics Grade 8 Algebra

Grades
6 7 8
13 6 1 Advanced
18 19 9 Proficient
25 27 26 Basic
29 32 44 Below Basic
14 15 20 Far Below Basic

Fifty-eight percent of the 6th graders scored basic or above in English Language Arts; this is a 4% improvement over 2004. There was a 5% improvement in math for 6th graders. 61% percent of 7th graders scored basic or above in English Language Arts; this is a 3% improvement over 2004. There was a 5% improvement in math for 7th graders, equal to the improvement seen in 6th grade. In 8th grade, 56% of the students scored basic or better on the English Language Arts test; there were 57% percent at the same levels in 2004. About 90% of our 8th students take the Algebra CST; of those, 36% were able to score at the basic level or higher. This represents a 5% improvement in Algebra compared to 2004.

In general we are pleased with the progress that King students have made as demonstrated by these test results. Parents should be receiving the individual results for their children in the near future. Look for the results in your mailbox!

Use the link below to view more detailed results at the California State Department of Education website.