The California Department of Education released results for the 2009 California Standards Test (STAR) on Monday, showing some student progress at state and local levels.
California students in general improved in math, science, English-language arts and history-social science, and similar progress was reported by the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.
MVLA students improved their scores in each core subject, and scored well above the county average in those subjects. Of note is a 14 point gain in geometry, and a 10 point gain in chemistry.
"With a strong program of professional development, our teachers' efforts have led to the districts' improvement on almost all district benchmark data," said Brigitte Sarraf, associate superintendent, in a press release. "Our students are taking these tests seriously and increasing their academic achievement."
In the Mountain View Whisman School District, students appear to have performed better in both English-language arts and math. The district, however, has not yet released exact calculations comparing the results from last year.