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High school test scores off slightly

Original post made on Oct 20, 2010

Local high school students averaged higher SAT and ACT scores than their peers throughout the state and nation this year, and more students took both tests district-wide. However, district scores fell overall from last year, as did the number of Mountain View High School students taking the ACT.

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Posted by whatever
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

My concern is that there are so very many kids who either are transferred to Alta Vista High School or to Adult Ed. They are listed as transfers, but many of them never do finish high school. It's great to have SAT scores, but is MVLA really serving all of its kids?

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Posted by Trion
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

How come stories like these generate 50+ responses on the Palo Alto Weekly board and only one response here? Maybe that says something about the lower scores.

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

If these tests were given via text message I bet the scores would be higher. How many of these students consider english a second language? Or, let me guess. These tests now come in an assortment of languages?

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Posted by Priorities
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Trion, as long as our kids don't start leaping into CalTrains I'll take the lower scores over PA's over-pressured kids.

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Posted by Linda H
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

What I recommend is to go with one of those good test prep company. We had a great experience with ClarityEd Web Link . Their SAT Test Prep Web Link , AP Test Prep Web Link , GMAT Test Prep Web Link , and ACT Test Prep Web Link are top of the line.

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