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STAR Results Released, Less than Half of WCCUSD Students Proficient in Math

Students in WCCUSD posted some of the lowest test scores in the county.

Students in California continue to improve their performance on standardized tests in math and English despite several consecutive years of cuts to the state’s public education budget, according to results released Friday by the California Department of Education.

From the press release: Approximately 4.7 million students participated in the 2012 STAR 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 subject tested.

The scores for West Contra Costa Unified School District were not as good. Only 44.2 percent of students in WCCUSD are proficient in English and language arts and 38.1 percent are proficient in math, according to the "Contra Costa Times." 

Go to the California Department of Education's website to see test scores for individual WCCUSD schools. 

Susan September 05, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Redrock, first of all, WCCUSD does not provide busing. Transfers within the district can be requested but not guaranteed. If you transfer within your district, you must provide your own transportation. Secondly, "RICMOND-CA well lets line up at the planned parenthood office before class" ???what does that mean? Do you know that all the high schools - including El Cerrito High - has Planned Parenthood come to the school on a weekly basis? my daughter is 28. They started that a LONG time ago. (ps where do you go to school - do you not know how to spell Richmond???)
Susan September 05, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Richard, I am 60 years old and we walked everywhere to school. Kindergarten through high school on the Peninsula. And my mother stayed home too, making sure we made it home after school every day. But guess what? times have changed. My children didn't walk to school because it wasn't SAFE. Also - both parents work today. They transfer and drive their kids as they go to work. Additionally, our schools are so cut back that if your child needs some special services you might HAVE to transfer to another school. What we did in 1958 is unfortunately (perhaps) not relevant to what is going on today.
Irwin September 07, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Every article about K-12 education seems to result in a comment recommending an EC-K succession. How does EC-K get out of WCCUSD ?? How do we start the process ?
Sherrybss September 07, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I don't think it's as easy as it sounds. EC and K would have to support and fund the schools and EC itself is facing a major deficit due to lower property taxes they are collecting. Plus the teachers would want out and their all together in 1 union. I am a union member (non teacher) and EC parent. It would be great if we could have our own school district but it's not so easy to get out of the union unless the teachers in those schools wanted the same. The best I feel I can do is try to financially support my own neighborhood school with donations and/or volunteer.
Ira Sharenow September 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM
http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/election-results-update-measure-k-passing-without-pinole-hercules I posted the note on June 13, 2012. District reorganization Google search: District Reorganization site:cde.ca.gov http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/do/ http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/si/ds/reorg.asp Lists of district reorganizations Chapter 6 quotes. ...

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