California’s Latest School Test Scores Are Nothing to Celebrate

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The real story is that two-thirds of California students taking the test failed to achieve at grade level.

Imagine a headline that read, “Not Everyone Died in Massive Train Wreck, Say Railroad Officials.” If that spin sounds ridiculous, take a look at the California Department of Education’s recent press release on state test scores.

The department’s headline reads: “2022-23 Statewide Assessment Results and Chronic Absenteeism Rates Show Student Progress.”

The reality is that huge proportions of California students fail to perform at grade level in the basic subjects. Yet, the California Department of Education would have the public believe that the scores are something to celebrate.

Read the full article at the Times of San Diego . . .

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