The California Standards Tests (CSTs) test scores released by the state on Monday show that students at the as a whole did not improve their English and Language Arts scores from 2010, but did improve on 2010 Math scores by one percentage point.
A report showing performance at each PUSD school, including overall proficiency and one-year and five-year performance changes, can be viewed at right.
Though the district only showed minimal improvement from 2010 to 2011, district officials touted a five-year-improvement in math of 10 percentage points and 11 percentage points in English.
Officials also pointed out an eight point English and seven point Math improvement at John Muir High School over five years as proof that the school is showing significant progress.
For Altadena schools, the results were mixed, with big gains for in both categories, and a large overall math score increase for most Altadena schools. English results were not as good, with no school beating the district average for percent of students proficient or above proficient in English scores.
Below are a list of some of the top perfomers district-wide and how they compare to the top performers in Altadena. The full results can be viewed at right.
Here are the top schools from 2010 to 2011, in English. The district average was 50 percent, meaning no Altadena school beat the average district performance.PUSD Schools Percent At or Above Proficient
Altadena Schools Percent At or Above Proficient Sierra Madre Elementary 79 48 Don Benito Fundamental 75
46 Roosevelt 69 40 Hamilton 68 40 Norma Coombs 67 36
Here are the most improved schools from 2010 to 2011, in English. For Altadena schools, only Altadena and Loma Alta elementary schools showed improvement - all others either dropped or stayed even from last year. The district as a whole matched its 2010 performance in 2011, neither improving nor taking a step backwards.PUSD School Percent Points Improvement, One-Year
Altadena Schools Percent Points Improvement, One-Year Roosevelt 14 Altadena Elementary 5 Washington Middle 8 Loma Alta 5 Willard 6
Marshall Fundamental 6
Altadena Elementary 5
This table shows the improvment of English test scores over five years. The average district school improved by 11 percentage points over that time. Altadena Elementary and Eliot were the two schools to beat the average, and they did it handily.PUSD Schools Percent Points Improvement, 5-Year Altadena Schools Percent Points Improvement, 5-Year Roosevelt 42 Altadena Elementary 22 Altadena Elementary 22 Eliot 19 Webster 20 6 Eliot 19 Franklin 5 Field 17 Burbank 4
For the math side of the tests, all five Altadena elementary schools surpassed the average district score of 46 percent of students at or above proficiency level.
Percent At or Above Proficient Altadena Schools Percent At or Above Proficient Sierra Madre 83 Altadena 70 Don Benito 80 Burbank 61 Hamilton 80 Franklin 57 Roosevelt 78 Loma Alta 51 Webster 78 Jackson 50
Altadena schools really dominated in improving math scores from 2010 to 2011 as four of the top five improving schools were in Altadena. The district as a whole improved by one percentage point from last year.PUSD Schools Percent Points Improvement, One-Year Altadena Schools Percent Points Improvement, One-Year Loma Alta 16 Loma Alta 16 Altadena 15 Altadena 15 Field 8 Eliot 8 Eliot 8 Burbank 7 Burbank 7 Jackson 1
Over the last five years, Altadena and Loma Alta elementary schools both surpassed the 10 percentage point improvement that the district as a whole has seen.PUSD Schools Percentage Points Improvement, Five-Year Altadena Schools Percentage Points Improvement, Five-Year Altadena Elementary 35 Altadena Elementary 35 Roosevelt 25 Loma Alta 13 Webster 23 Burbank 9 Blair 19 Eliot 6 Longfellow 18 Jackson 4
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