City schools show steady improvements in state testing

logo.pngStandardized test scores in math and English language arts improved in San Francisco this year, continuing a five-year trend, school district officials said today.

San Francisco Unified School District scores on the California Standards Test increased 3.1 percentage points in English language arts and 1.6 percentage points in math, according to district officials.

Over the past five years English proficiency rates have risen 10 percentage points and math scores 8.2 percentage points in the district. Around 60.5 percent of district students now rate as "proficient" or above in English and 67.6 in math, a higher percentage than in the state as a whole, officials said.

"We continue to lead the way as one of California's top performing school districts," said Board of Education President Norman Yee.

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