You can look up your school’s and district’s results, by grade-level, here. One thing to look at is the “combined” passage rates for the 10th grade — the first time kids take the exam.
Some statewide trends, from the CDE news release:
By the end of their senior year approximately 90.6 percent, or 432,900 students, in the Class of 2009 successfully passed both the English-language arts and mathematics portions of the CAHSEE. The passage rate for the graduating class of 2009 is slightly higher than the 90.4 percent passage rate for the Class of 2008 at the same point in time. In addition, 56.6 percent of students receiving special education services in the Class of 2009 have successfully met the graduation requirement, an increase of 2 percentage points over the Class of 2008 at the same point in time (See Tables 1 and 2).
The latest data indicate that an increasing percentage of students are passing the exam on their first opportunity in the tenth grade: 79.2 percent of the Class of 2011 has already passed the English-language arts portion, compared to 77.1 percent of tenth graders in the Class of 2008. In mathematics, the passage rate for first-time test taker has increased to 79.8 percent, an increase of 4.3 percent over the Class of 2008 (See Tables 4 and 5).
I don’t know about that “increasing percentage” line. The first-time passage rates, statewide, were flat from last year to this year.
What jumps out at you, after looking at the data?