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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | August 22, 2012

Back to School: See Math and Reading Data for Your County

As the school year begins, offers the latest available data on math and reading proficiency among students in California's counties and school districts. The data show that considerable progress has been made statewide and in many counties over the last decade. For example, the percentage of students in grades 7-11 who scored proficient or higher on the Algebra I CST increased statewide from 18% in 2004 to 32% in 2011. Similarly, the percentage of California 3rd graders who were proficient or advanced in English Language Arts (reading) rose from 30% to 46% in that time period.

Math and reading gains also were made among economically disadvantaged students and those in all racial/ethnic groups with available data. Despite these gains, however, disparities remain by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity, as well as by geographic area across the state. Click on the links below to find data for your county or school district.

Find Local Data for Math and Reading Proficiency

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Putting the Data into Context

Basic reading and math skills are essential to navigate through life. Third grade reading scores are highly correlated with later academic success, and competence in math is associated with readiness for the workplace and higher future earnings. Read more about why reading and math proficiency is important, and find related policy implications, key research, and websites.

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The percentage of students in grades 7-11 who are proficient or higher in Algebra 1 increased statewide between 2004 and 2011. Mascots is a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation of Children's Health, which uses data to promote the health and well being of children.
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