August 22, 2012
By Natalie Ragus and Melanie C. Johnson
CAHSEE No Challenge For WVUSD High School Students
Walnut and Diamond Bar high school students overwhelmingly passed the test given to tenth-graders statewide as part of their graduation requirements.
Walnut Valley Unified students eclipsed the state and county passage rates for the California High School Exit Exam.
The state mandates all 10th-graders take the CAHSEE in order to receive their high school diplomas, although those who do not pass have multiple opportunities during their junior and senior years to retake the exam.
Ninety-five percent of tenth graders enrolled in Walnut and Diamond Bar high schools passed the English and Language Arts portion of the exam, while 97 percent passed the math portion.
Separately, 94 percent of Walnut High tenth graders passed the English Language Arts portion, while 99 percent passed the math. For Diamond Bar High, 97 percent passed the English Language Arts portion, and 96 percent the math.
Comparatively, 83 percent of students statewide passed the English and Language Arts portion of the exam, and 84 percent passed the math portion. In Los Angeles County, 82 percent of students passed the math portion of the CAHSEE, while and 81 percent passed the English and Language Arts portion.
For more information, visit the California Department of Education Web site.