Testing & Standards

Supt. Torlakson Announces Educator Excellence Task Force to Boost Profession

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was a keynote speaker at the forum held Jan. 20 in Sacramento.

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2011 STAR results show steady improvement statewide

California’s students continue to steadily improve their performance across the board, width a larger proportion than ever scoring proficient or higher on the 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program exams in English–language arts, mathematics, science, and history–social science.

"The significant and sustained improvements we've seen for nine consecutive years prove how hard teachers, school employees, administrators, and parents are working to help students achieve despite budget cuts that have affected our schools," Schools chief Torlakson said. "Their heroic teamwork is paying off for California."

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