According to an article in today's Chronicle, "The state's public school students improved yet again in reading, writing and mathematics, marking five years of near-steady growth on the tough California Standards Test, according to results released Thursday by the Department of Education."
"But the good news came paired with bad, as state Superintendent Jack O'Connell declared that the education of black students has reached a crisis stage: Overall scores remain well below those of white students, and English skills generally match those of students just learning the language."
"'I am acutely concerned about our African American st'dents,' O'Connell said, noting that low academic proficiency and a high dropout rate "indicate a crisis in the education of black students.'"
For the full story, click here.
Also, The Chronicle has a feature that allows you to check schools' scores. Click here.