California Students Rank Amongst Worst in Nation in Science

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Franklin

Downey, CA

#1 May 10, 2012
About 22 percent of Californiaís 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 Nationís Report Card, show that too few students have the skills that could lead to careers in the field, educators said.

A class of honors science students listen to a lecture on cellular biology at Lexington Junior High in Cypress in this file photo.
JEBB HARRIS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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Top 10 Rank

State % Proficient/ Advanced
1 Massachusetts 44
1 Montana 44
1 North Dakota 44
4 Utah 43
4 Vermont 43
6 Colorado 42
6 Minnesota 42
6 New Hampshire 42
6 South Dakota 42
10 Virginia 40
47 California 22
Nation 31
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.About 22 percent of Californiaís 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 Nationís Report Card, show that too few students have the skills that could lead to careers in the field, educators said.

Top 10 Rank

State % Proficient/ Advanced
1 Massachusetts 44
1 Montana 44
1 North Dakota 44
4 Utah 43
4 Vermont 43
6 Colorado 42
6 Minnesota 42
6 New Hampshire 42
6 South Dakota 42
10 Virginia 40
47 California 22

Nation 31

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.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-35358...
Jeff

Downey, CA

#2 May 10, 2012
Yay! We beat Mississppi and Arkansas and...

Oh.

My God.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3 May 10, 2012
I am often asked by the children if this means the vision they hold of becoming rocket scientists is an unreasonable goal. I always tell them of course not. The expensive taxpayer funded $$$ Big School $$$ beast will provide them with even more hard earned taxpayer money to give them remedial training once the taxpayer is on the hook to provide them with an expensive Government university "education".

Ronald

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