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August 31, 2010 > FUSD California high school exit exam

FUSD California high school exit exam

Submitted By FUSD Office of the Superintendent

The 2009-10 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) summary results were released on August 24 by State Superintendent of Public Information, Jack O'Connell. Fremont Unified and all of our comprehensive high schools continue to demonstrate strong results on the CAHSEE English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests and perform well above the state average.

89 percent of Fremont's tenth grade students passed the English Language Arts test, compared with 81 percent of students in the state. 90 percent of Fremont's students passed the Mathematics test on their first attempt, compared to 81 percent of students in the state. "This is additional evidence that students in Fremont benefit from high quality schools and that education is a top priority in this community," said Fremont Superintendent Jim Morris.

Fremont Unified School District's percentage of students passing CAHSEE in English Language Arts and Mathematics has remained strong and shows a steady upward trajectory over several years. This past year, Kennedy High School demonstrated the greatest increase in the percent passing CAHSEE ELA with a 5 percent increase over last year, from 77 percent to 82 percent. Irvington High School's percent passing CAHSEE ELA increased 3 percent over last year from 88 percent to 91 percent.

Kennedy and Irvington both had a 3 percent increase in the percent of students passing CAHSEE Math. Kennedy increased from 80 percent to 83 percent, and Irvington from 89 percent to 92 percent.

Robertson High School, Fremont's alternative/continuation high school, had large increases in the percentage of students passing CAHSEE with a 20 percent increase in ELA and an 11percent increase in Math.

The district does see an achievement gap for African American and Hispanic students taking the CAHSEE, and our schools are working to provide extra support and intervention programs to help all students pass the exam.

Fremont's Special Education students saw significant increases in percent passing CAHSEE with a 7 percent increase in ELA and a 10 percent increase in Math.

"I am particularly pleased to see strong gains among our continuation schools' students. This district is committed to high standards for all students," said Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Deborah Sims.

Fremont Unified School District is comprised of 42 schools including 29 elementary, 5 junior highs, 6 high schools, an adult school, and the Mission Valley ROP. The district serves over 31,000 students and has 3,000 classified and certificated staff. For more information visit www.fremont.k12.ca.us or call (510) 659-2542.

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