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State Test Results

Computer-based assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics have replaced paper-based exams. Common Core tests given in Spring 2014 and Spring 2015 have been used to evaluate states tests and testing methods, and to set baselines for future comparisons.

State tests are based on more challenging academic standards than in the past, so the new scores can't be compared with the API scores of past years.

State Test Results: Spring 2016

Based on test scores, students are classified in one of four categories in each academic subject area:

  • Standard Exceeded
  • Standard Met
  • Standard Nearly Met
  • Standard Not Met

For both ELA and Mathematics, Palms students exceeded California and LAUSD averages in the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards and the percentage of students who exceeded state standards.

Data sources: California Department of Education and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

For every subject and every grade, the Palms 2016 score matched or exceeded the Palms 2015 score!

percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards in 2016

Focusing on the top category:

percentage of students who exceeded state standards in 2016

Eighth Grade Science

Eighth grade students take a state science test. Result are not released as early as the English Language Arts and Mathematics results shown above. Here are the 2016 results.

Every year, Palms' scores exceeded California and LAUSD averages.

2016 Science Testing  % who met or exceeded state standards