Black, Latino students improve scores on Calif. high-school exams

08/25/2011 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

More than 90% of black and Latino students in California passed high-school exit exams in math and English by May of their senior year, test results released Wednesday show. The results -- marking the highest passing rate since the tests were implemented -- were seen as a confirmation of a narrowing achievement gap across the state between black and Latino students and their white and Asian counterparts. However, some educators say there is more work to be done to improve scores for students with disabilities and those learning English, and to reduce the overall dropout rate.

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