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San Diego Unified Shows Slight But Steady Gain In Exit Exam Results

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Aired 8/24/10

More San Diego high school students are passing the state's exit exam. State test results show 80 percent of sophomores in San Diego City schools passed the English portion of the test last year. About 82 percent passed the Math portion.

— More San Diego high school students are passing the state's exit exam.

State test results show 80 percent of sophomores in San Diego City schools passed the English portion of the test last year. About 82 percent passed the Math portion.

That reflects a slight but steady increase from the year before.

Students have to pass the exit exam to get a high school diploma. The test is first administered to teens in the tenth grade.

San Diego School Board President Richard Barrera says there is an overall positive trend for San Diego Unified.

β€œIn California today, San Diego Unified is the highest performing large urban school district in our state – both in terms of actual outcomes for our students, and in terms of improvement that we've seen over the past three or four years,” Barrera said.

Test results also show students throughout San Diego County fared well on the exit exam. They continue to outperform their peers across California.

Teens have about seven chances to take the exit exam during their high school career.

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