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Student Performance - 2012
Alameda County
(CDS code  01)
This page includes:
STAR Results
STAR Results by Subgroup
CAHSEE Percent Proficient & Above
CAHSEE by Performance Level
California Fitness Tests
Cohort Graduation Rate
Graduates with UC/CSU Courses
Cohort Dropout Rate
SAT Results
State Tests

STAR-Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced
Alameda County, 2011-12
STAR-Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced data not available at the county level.
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA), and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through eleven. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11, and history-social science in grades 8, 10, and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.



STAR-Percent Scoring Proficient or Above by Subgroup
Alameda County, 2011-12
STAR-Percent Scoring Proficient or Above by Subgroup data not available at the county level.
For more information on STAR, see Understanding California's Standardized Testing and Reporting Program



CAHSEE-10th Grade Percent Proficient and Above
Alameda County, 2011-12
CAHSEE Percent Proficient & Above data not available at the county level.
The California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) is primarily used as a graduation requirement in California, judged pass/fail. But the results of this exam are also used to determine Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for high schools, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. For purposes of calculating AYP, three performance levels were set: Advanced, Proficient, and Not Proficient. Students must score Proficient or above to meet performance goals for AYP.



CAHSEE-Percent of Students Achieving at Each Performance Level by Subgroup
Alameda County, 2011-12
CAHSEE-Percent of Students Achieving at Each Performance Level by Subgroup data not available at the county level.
The California Department of Education has more information on the CAHSEE.



Number of Physical Fitness Area Standards Met
Alameda County, 2011-12
Standards Met Percent of Students
Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9
All standards met
28.4%
30.2%
34.8%
Five of Six
24.0%
23.7%
23.4%
Four of Six
19.6%
19.0%
17.7%
Three of Six
13.6%
14.1%
11.1%
Two of Six
8.7%
8.3%
6.3%
One of Six
4.3%
3.7%
2.9%
No standards met
1.3%
1.1%
3.8%
Total Students Tested
15,604
14,735
13,832
Note:Number of students tested includes students who were partially tested.
N/A: Data not available (e.g. the number of students is less than 11, or the test was not administered)
Source: California Department of Education: 2011 PFT Statewide Research Files (1/18/12)
Students take the California Fitness tests in grades 5, 7, and 9. Students are expected to meet Physical Fitness standards in six areas: Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition, Abdominal Strength, Trunk Extensor Strength, Upper Body Strength, and Flexibility. The California Department of Education has more detailed information on these fitness tasks.



Cohort Graduation Rate
Alameda County, 2011-12
Group Graduates from County County Cohort Graduation Rate1
County State
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native
54
78
69.2%
72.4%
Asian
3,283
3,614
90.8%
91.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
203
267
76.0%
77.0%
Filipino
860
960
89.6%
90.8%
Hispanic or Latino
3,386
4,779
70.9%
73.7%
Black or African American
1,744
2,791
62.5%
66.0%
White
3,672
4,076
90.1%
86.6%
Two or More Races
411
466
88.2%
84.0%
None Reported
41
82
50.0%
50.9%
Gender
Female
6,991
8,367
83.6%
83.0%
Male
6,663
8,746
76.2%
74.9%
Student Characteristics
English Learners
2,035
3,209
63.4%
62.0%
Migrant Education
109
168
64.9%
74.8%
Special Education
1,578
2,375
66.4%
61.1%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
6,504
9,248
70.3%
73.0%
Overall
All Students in Cohort2
13,654
17,113
79.8%
78.9%
1The four-year graduation rate is the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class.
2The total number of students will not be equal to the sum of the subgroup student numbers since there is overlap in the Ethnic, Gender, and Other subgroups.
Note:Charter schools that are statewide benefit charters or are operated by the State Board of Education are reported as districts. Direct funded charter schools also are reported as districts and do not have their data aggregated with other schools in the authorizing district. All other charter schools have their data aggregated with the data from other schools in the authorizing district.
* To protect student privacy, no data are provided if the number of students is less than 11.

Grayed out cells in the above table indicate there are no students reported for the group.
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office (CalPADS, DataQuest - Cohort Outcome Data by Program, 11/8/2013).
The four-year cohort graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of students in the 4-year adjusted cohort who graduate in four years or less with either a traditional high school diploma, an adult education high school diploma, or have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for that graduating class.

However students from the cohort who (1) pass the General Education Development (GED) test, (2) complete requirements necessary to obtain a special education certificate of completion, or (3) remain enrolled in the 9-12 instructional system without a high school diploma are not included in calculations for either the cohort graduation or cohort dropout rates. Thus, the cohort graduation rate and the cohort dropout rate will not always sum to 100%.

California began using cohort data to report graduation rates with the 2009-10 school year. Because the 4-year cohort graduation rate is calculated differently from the NCES completer rate that was used previously, rates before 2009-10 cannot be compared to rates in 2009-10 and subsequent years.

For more information, see our article on Dropout/Graduation Rates.

Note: Schools administered by the County Office of Education receive the county-wide rate. Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) schools that are not Direct Funded Charters and not County Office of Education administrated receive the district-wide rate.



Graduates with UC/CSU Required Courses by Race/Ethnicity
Alameda County, 2011-12
  As % of Graduates in Each Ethnic Group
Race/Ethnicity Graduates with UC/CSU Required Courses County State
American Indian or Alaska Native
30
52.6%
24.9%
Asian
2,561
75.0%
66.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
86
39.8%
31.7%
Filipino
481
53.3%
52.6%
Hispanic or Latino
1,390
38.2%
28.0%
Black or African American
572
30.1%
28.6%
White
2,213
58.5%
45.5%
Two or More Races
226
54.5%
46.0%
None Reported
34
43.0%
41.2%
Total
7,593
52.7%
38.3%
Pop-trends
* Prior to 2012-13, the CDE may not have provided data if the number of students was less than 11. This will also affect the display of Pop-Trends reports for those student groups through 2011-12.

Grayed out cells in the above table indicate there are no students reported for the group.
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office (CBEDS, Grads12.txt 4/19/2013)
The number of twelfth-grade graduates, by ethnicity, completing all the courses required for University of California (UC) and/or California State University (CSU) entrance with a grade of "C" or better. This represents only a portion of the entrance requirements for UC or CSU.



Cohort Dropout Rate
Alameda County, 2011-12
Group Dropouts from County County Cohort Dropout Rate1
County State
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native
16
78
20.5%
18.4%
Asian
204
3,614
5.6%
5.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
49
267
18.4%
15.4%
Filipino
56
960
5.8%
5.3%
Hispanic or Latino
893
4,779
18.7%
16.1%
Black or African American
691
2,791
24.8%
22.1%
White
268
4,076
6.6%
8.2%
Two or More Races
39
466
8.4%
9.5%
None Reported
34
82
41.5%
37.3%
Gender
Female
904
8,367
10.8%
10.5%
Male
1,346
8,746
15.4%
15.5%
Student Characteristics
English Learners
720
3,209
22.4%
23.5%
Migrant Education
36
168
21.4%
16.0%
Special Education
380
2,375
16.0%
17.0%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
1,768
9,248
19.1%
16.3%
Overall
All Students in Cohort2
2,250
17,113
13.1%
13.1%
1The four-year dropout rate is the number of students who dropout in four years or earlier divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class.
2The total number of students will not be equal to the sum of the subgroup student numbers since there is overlap in the Ethnic, Gender, and Other subgroups.
Note:Dropout rate calculations are not posted for schools that:
  • have one or more grade levels with zero enrollment.
  • are operated by County Offices of Education because of constraints in interpreting these calculations with high mobility schools.
* To protect student privacy, no data are provided if the number of students is less than 11.

Grayed out cells in the above table indicate there are no students reported for the group.
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office (CalPADS, DataQuest - Cohort Outcome Data by Program, 11/8/2013).
The dropout rate is the percentage of students that leave the 9-12 instructional system without a high school diploma, GED, or special education certificate of completion and do not remain enrolled after the end of the 4th year.

The 4-year cohort dropout rate is calculated using student-level information and dividing the number of students that dropped out by the number of students in the adjusted cohort, or group, of students that entered the 9th grade four years earlier.

Note that students from the cohort who (1) pass the General Education Development (GED) test, (2) complete requirements necessary to obtain a special education certificate of completion, or (3) remain enrolled in the 9-12 instructional system without a high school diploma are not included in calculations for either the cohort graduation or cohort dropout rates. Thus, the cohort graduation rate and the cohort dropout rate will not always sum to 100%.

The California Department of Education began reporting cohort dropout rates with the 2009-10 school year. Because a different calculation for dropout rates was used previously, rates from before 2009-10 cannot be compared to rates in 2009-10 and subsequent years.

For more information, see our article on Dropout/Graduation Rates.

Note: Schools administered by the County Office of Education receive the county-wide rate. Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) schools that are not Direct Funded Charters and not County Office of Education administrated receive the district-wide rate.



SAT Results
Alameda County, 2011-12
  County State
Students Tested
8,521
194,191
% of Seniors Tested
51
39
Average Critical Reading Score
514
491
Average Math Score
540
510
Average Writing Score
519
491
Average Total Score
1,573
1,492
Pop-trends
* To protect student privacy, no data is provided if the number of students is less than 11. This will also affect the display of Pop-Trends reports for those student groups.
Source: California Department of Education: Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division
The majority of college-bound students in California take the SAT college admissions exam, now called SAT Reasoning Test. In 2005-06, the total possible score changed from 1,600 to 2,400.



State Tests

California uses a variety of tests to determine school and district performance, primarily through the Standardized Testing and Reporting program (STAR). While test scores are not currently available on Ed-Data, the California Department of Education's website has full testing results.

Assessment results for every school, district, county and the state are at http://star.cde.ca.gov. That site also has breakdowns by categories, such as ethnicity, language, gender, income and more.
For information about the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), go to http://cahsee.cde.ca.gov.
The results of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) are at http://celdt.cde.ca.gov.

See the Ed-Data document Understanding California's Student Testing and Reporting Program for a comprehensive explanation of California's extensive testing program.

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