90 percent pass exit exam
|State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell reports that 90 percent of seniors passed the high school exit exam.|
"Nearly 90 percent of this year’s seniors have passed the California High School Exit Exam," O’Connell said. "This shows that students are acquiring the necessary knowledge and our high schools are focused on making sure students who graduate have the essential mathematics and English-language skills they will need to survive in the workplace or college."
Researchers from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), an independent evaluator of the CAHSEE, analyzed the success rate on the test for the class of 2006 as of the fall 2005 administrations of the test. HumRRO estimates that 89 percent of the class of 2006 have passed both the mathematics and the English-language arts sections of the CAHSEE.
In raw numbers, an estimated 47,925 seniors have yet to pass both portions of the CAHSEE as of January. Passing the exit exam is one of a number of graduation requirements students must meet before they can earn a diploma.
Below is the estimate by ethnic and economic groups:
Percentage Passed as of January 2006