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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 22, 2012
Glendale Unified posted strong results among sophomores who took the state high school exit exam this past school year, according to the latest figures released Wednesday. For 2011-12, 93% of sophomores who took high school exit exams passed the mathematics portion, while 90% passed the English exam. The scores - released Wednesday by the California Department of Education - represented a 1% improvement in the math category over the year prior. “It's up a little bit, which is always good,” said Assistant Glendale Unified Supt.
NEWS
September 20, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- The High School Exit Exam is coming. The State Board of Education has agreed and approved the commendations for course content by the High School Exit Exam Panel at its most recent meeting, Panel Co-chairman and Glendale Supt. Jim Brown said. The 40-member panel has been meeting monthly since July 1999 to design the high-stakes test. Passage of the 1999 Senate Bill 2 requires that by the 2003-04 school year students in school districts throughout California must pass the High School Exit Exam to graduate from high school.
NEWS
December 12, 2000
Judy Seckler The Glendale Unified School District Board of Education will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in the administration center at 223 N. Jackson St. for acknowledgments, recognitions, discussion, and information and closed session. The board will meet between 6 and 7 p.m. for consent and action items. The board will discuss the following items: Status report on Measure K projects. Revised district library master plan. Options for expelled students and interventions for potential expulsions.
NEWS
October 13, 2001
At times, government interdiction seems an obtrusive and manipulative way for bureaucracy to creep into every fold of our lives, but then there are other times when regulations seem almost necessary to maintain certain standards, either for safety purposes or for the achievement of excellence. Take, for example, the passage in March 1999 of California Senate Bill 2, which decreed that students who wish to receive their high school diplomas upon completion of their school studies must pass the California High School Exit Exam.
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September 7, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Crescenta Valley High School math teacher Lisa Reed was one of those kids completing addition and subtraction problems before showing up for kindergarten. Reed, who teaches advanced-placement calculus, statistics and algebra at Crescenta Valley High, fully admits to asking her mother to write down math problems for her to solve during breakfast. Reed's love of math, combined with her attention to individual student needs, the piloting of new math courses and reviews of the California High School Exit Exam math questions, have earned her the title of Glendale's Teacher of the Year for 2003.
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By Vince Lovato | May 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? The California Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the High School Exit Exam, leaving dozens of local students in danger of not receiving their diplomas. The state's high court granted State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell's request on Monday to suspend Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman's May 12 ruling. Freedman threw out the test on grounds that it discriminated against low-income and minority students. In staying Freedman's ruling, the Supreme Court ordered a state appeals court to conduct hearings on the case, making a quick decision unlikely, O'Connell said.
NEWS
July 4, 2002
Janine Marnien Crescenta Valley High School teacher Lisa Reed was concerned about the 68 sophomores that have yet to pass the High School Exit Exam. Along with Co-principal Linda Evans, Reed helped start a new program at the school to help prepare stu- dents who wanted to enroll for the next time they take the exam. "It's the only standardized test that directly affects a student," she said. "It's a high risk test, and that's why we've taken it so seriously."
NEWS
October 28, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Academic Performance Index results will be released by the state today after 10 a.m., detailing which public schools have met their growth targets. The API is the state's way of measuring a public school's academic growth. The API is based on test scores from the Standard Testing and Reporting program, which includes the California Standards Test (CST), the California Achievement Test (CAT-6) and the California High School Exit Exam.
NEWS
February 10, 2006
NEEDS MORE ITEMSCERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION The board considered revisions to district policy that would award certificates of completion to students who fulfill all graduation requirements except for passing the state high school exit exam. The revised policy states that students must have attempted to pass the exam on all six opportunities and participate in all exam intervention programs. Upon receiving a certificate, a student would be awarded a diploma upon passing the exam, the proposed policy states.
NEWS
September 16, 2000
Judy Seckler CRESCENTA VALLEY HIGH -- Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Glendale) took time off the campaign trail to meet Friday morning with Crescenta Valley High students as part of a countrywide "America's Legislators Back-to-School Day." Legislators across the nation visited schools in their district Friday. Associated Student Body President Brian Landisi moderated the group of 12 students. After Brian gave an overview of Scott's background, the legislator told students that investing in education made good sense.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 22, 2012
Glendale Unified posted strong results among sophomores who took the state high school exit exam this past school year, according to the latest figures released Wednesday. For 2011-12, 93% of sophomores who took high school exit exams passed the mathematics portion, while 90% passed the English exam. The scores - released Wednesday by the California Department of Education - represented a 1% improvement in the math category over the year prior. “It's up a little bit, which is always good,” said Assistant Glendale Unified Supt.
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By Max Zimbert | February 9, 2010
GLENDALE — Students who want to take summer school will have to pay up to $350, according to a new plan being considered by the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education. Students who have failed classes and need credits to graduate will not have to pay any fees, officials said. “We knew last year we were going to have to alter something because we could not continue operating in the same fashion without going bankrupt three years from now,” said Kathy Thorossian, assistant superintendent for educational services.
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By Vince Lovato | May 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? The California Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the High School Exit Exam, leaving dozens of local students in danger of not receiving their diplomas. The state's high court granted State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell's request on Monday to suspend Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman's May 12 ruling. Freedman threw out the test on grounds that it discriminated against low-income and minority students. In staying Freedman's ruling, the Supreme Court ordered a state appeals court to conduct hearings on the case, making a quick decision unlikely, O'Connell said.
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By Mark D. Kaufman | May 17, 2006
Diana Abasta and Kim Allender are to be commended for their thoughtful, albeit misguided, commentary regarding the woeful condition of public education in California ("Time to be blunt about failing schools," May 6). While I agree with them regarding the state of public education, I respectfully differ with them as to the cause of this reality. As anticipated, they decry the various educational reforms, which have been implemented during the last several years, labeling them, "politically motivated and developmentally inappropriate."
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By Diana Abasta and Kim Allender | May 6, 2006
In the timeless Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of self delusion, "The Emperor's New Clothes," a young child, too naive to understand group pressure, speaks the obvious truth that others refuse to acknowledge. The story is often used as a metaphor for situations in which the overwhelming majority willingly share a collective ignorance of an obvious fact, despite individually recognizing the absurdity of the shared falsehood. We believe such is the case with the path of education reform over the past several decades.
NEWS
February 10, 2006
NEEDS MORE ITEMSCERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION The board considered revisions to district policy that would award certificates of completion to students who fulfill all graduation requirements except for passing the state high school exit exam. The revised policy states that students must have attempted to pass the exam on all six opportunities and participate in all exam intervention programs. Upon receiving a certificate, a student would be awarded a diploma upon passing the exam, the proposed policy states.
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By: Sarah Hill | September 3, 2005
All but one school in the Burbank Unified School District met their growth targets on the Academic Performance Index, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Department of Education, and that school as already surpassed the state goal. "We're extremely pleased," said Joel Shaprio, the district's Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. "The API scores show all schools except for one grew, and there was exceptional growth among some schools."
NEWS
May 12, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Glendale and La Crescenta schools have been uncharacteristically quiet recent mornings as students take their standardized and advanced-placement tests -- exams they are taking throughout May. To get through the testing schedule, district officials are making sure students pace themselves correctly and encouraging parents to make sure their kids have a full night's sleep and a healthy breakfast....
NEWS
October 28, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Academic Performance Index results will be released by the state today after 10 a.m., detailing which public schools have met their growth targets. The API is the state's way of measuring a public school's academic growth. The API is based on test scores from the Standard Testing and Reporting program, which includes the California Standards Test (CST), the California Achievement Test (CAT-6) and the California High School Exit Exam.
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By Mary O'Keefe | August 27, 2004
The results for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) are in and Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools have reason to be proud. Only a small minority of students at either school failed the exam. Beginning with the class of 2006, all students will be required to pass the CAHSEE in order to receive a high school diploma. At Crescenta Valley High School, 96 percent of the students passed the math portion of the test, and 94 percent passed the English language arts portion.
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