HolyCoast: 78% of California 8th Graders Fail National Science Test

Saturday, May 12, 2012

78% of California 8th Graders Fail National Science Test

But thanks to our wonderful legislature they probably know everything there is to know about gay history:
About 22 percent of California’s eighth-graders tested on a national science test passed, ranking the Golden State among the worst in the nation, according to figures released Thursday.

Scores from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, show that too few students have the skills that could lead to careers in the field, educators said.

Nationally, 31 percent of eighth-graders who were tested scored proficient or advanced. Both the national and state scores improved slightly over scores from two years ago, the last time the test was administered.

The state ranked 47th, only above Mississippi, Alabama and the District of Columbia, in a tie with Hawaii. But many local educators call into question the significance of the results, saying that the small sample size and other factors can skew the results.
Ask them about Harvey Milk - that they'll know. Ask them about stuff that will actually help them improve their lives - Nada.

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