A majority of students in area schools have achieved proficiency in several academic categories, with a few exceptions. That’s the finding of the 2012 state testing results released this week.
In school systems serving the Garden Grove-Stanton-Westminster area, a majority of students in language arts classes in grades 2 through 11 were considered proficient in all five districts: the Garden Grove Unified School District, the Orange Unified School District (a portion of eastern Garden Grove), the Huntington Beach Union High School District (which includes Westminster High), the Westminster School District and the Anaheim Union High School District (serving part of Stanton).
The same was true of history and science students, but in math, only 47.8 percent of HBUHSD pupils met the standard and 37.7 percent in the AUHSD.
By category, the highest scores for language arts were for the HBUHSD. Wesminster schools did best in math, Huntington Beach in history and Orange best in science.
GGUSD schools scored fourth of five in language arts, second of five in history, second of five in math and fourth of five in science.
The California Standards Test is an effort by the state Department of Education to assess student achievement. Statewide, performance on language and math tests have risen over the past nine years to the point where 57 percent of California students score proficient or above in English language arts, and 51 percent in mathematics.