STAR Test scores and percentage increases for Selected Districts

Entire State of California

All Students Limited English (LEP)
Read Math Lang Spell Overall   Read Math Lang Spell Overall
1998 39.6 42.6 42.8 38.0 40.8   15.6 23.6 20.8 18.0 19.5
1999 42.2 48.0 46.0 41.6 44.4   18.4 28.6 24.0 21.8 23.2
Gain

7%

13%

7%

9%

9%

18%

21%

15%

21%

19%

Los Angeles Unified School Districts

All Students Limited English (LEP)
Read Math Lang Spell Overall   Read Math Lang Spell Overall
1998 24.0 29.4 28.8 26.0 27.1   13.4 20.8 17.8 14.8 16.7
1999 25.8 33.2 30.4 28.2 29.4   14.6 24.0 19.2 17.0 18.7
Gain

8%

13%

6%

8%

8%

9%

15%

8%

15%

12%

Oceanside U.S.D. (strictest application of Prop. 227 in state)

All Students Limited English (LEP)
Read Math Lang Spell Overall   Read Math Lang Spell Overall
1998 35.4 38.0 39.0 35.2 36.9   8.8 13.6 12.8 10.2 11.4
1999 41.0 47.0 44.2 42.0 43.6   12.6 21.4 16.4 16.2 16.7
Gain

16%

24%

13%

19%

18%

43%

57%

28%

59%

47%

San Jose U.S.D. (only school district in state legally exempted from Prop. 227)

All Students Limited English (LEP)
Read Math Lang Spell Overall   Read Math Lang Spell Overall
1998 43.0 41.6 43.8 38.4 41.7   15.0 20.0 19.2 15.0 17.3
1999 44.4 47.6 47.8 41.6 45.4   15.6 23.4 20.4 16.6 19.0
Gain

3%

14%

9%

8%

9%

4%

17%

6%

11%

10%

Santa Barbara E.S.D. (strongly shifted over to Prop. 227 English Immersion)

All Students Limited English (LEP)
Read Math Lang Spell Overall   Read Math Lang Spell Overall
1998 40.4 42.4 42.6 34.8 40.1   16.4 23.2 22.4 16.6 19.7
1999 44.8 50.2 45.6 40.4 45.3   21.2 31.8 26.6 22.6 25.6
Gain

11%

18%

7%

16%

13%

29%

37%

19%

36%

30%

COMPARISON

Results of class-size reduction program, results after 3 years and$4 billion

, given as % of students at national 50 percentile (RAND Study, source: Los Angeles Times, 6/23/99)

Read Math Lang Overall
Class-reduction 34 38 36 36
No class-reduction 32 35 33 33.3
Gain

6%

9%

9%

8% (after 3 years)

Smaller Class Sizes Yield Slim Gains, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times
,

Wednesday, June 23, 1999, FRONT PAGE.

Small Classes Produce Little Gains So Far
San Francisco Chronicle
,

Wednesday, June 23, 1999, FRONT PAGE.