Palos Verdes High School has One of the Highest CAHSEE Passage Rates
October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Palos Verdes High School is known for its tough academics and well-performing student body. These attributes were recently reinforced when the preliminary results of the CAHSEE were released. CAHSEE, which stands for California High School Exit Examination, is a standardized test that contains sections in English–language arts (ELA) and mathematics. High school students initially take the test during their sophomore years. They must achieve passing scores on both sections, which can each be taken up to eight times, before they can graduate.
Approximately 45,000 California high school students were unable to pass this exam by graduation, according to the California Department of Education’s initial CAHSEE findings. However, very few, if any of those students were enrolled at Palos Verdes High School.
This school was actually acknowledged as a stand-out performer this year, with Department of Education noting that at least 90% of Palos Verdes High School sophomores passed both sections of the test on their first try. More specific passage rates were not available because only the preliminary results from this test have been analyzed so far.