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California Department of Education, Special Education Division’s special project, California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) is funded through a contract with the Napa County Office of Education. CalSTAT is partially funded from federal funds, State Grants #H027A080116A. Additional federal funds are provided from a federal competitively awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A070011) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.
|Proficient or Above||Less than Proficient|
|Grade 4, All Students||39%||61%|
|Grade 4, Students with Disabilities||16%||85%|
|Grade 7, All Students||36%||63%|
|Grade 7, Students with Disabilities||7%||93%|
|Grade 10, All Students||35%||65%|
|Grade 10, Students with Disabilities||5%||94%|
Due to rounding error, percentages may not add up to 100. For a complete proficiency breakdown, see the Full Chart .
The attached chart illustrates the English-language arts performance of all students and students with disabilities in California based on their test scores on the 2004 Englishlanguage Arts (ELA) California Standards Test (CST). Recognizing that California has set rigorous academic content standards, and the implementation of those standards is ongoing, performance levels will be tracked over the coming years to measure progress toward the goal of all students becoming proficient in the English-language arts.
The chart shows CST/ELA performance levels for students at the 4th, 7th, and 10th grade levels.
In the chart, there are two bars showing the levels of performance at the designated grade levels. The first bar shows all students (including students with disabilities). The second bar shows only students with disabilities as a subgroup.
Intensive efforts are underway to improve the academic achievement of all students. ELA performance levels for all students and students with disabilities are calculated and reported in accordance with the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act and California's accountability plan.
The data shared in the chart doesn't tell us: the relationship of proficiency to specific disability categories, the connection with students being English language learners or socioeconomically disadvantaged, or even the percentage of students testing out of grade level. There is strong interest in delving into these questions in the coming year.
|Total Proficient of Above||Advanced||Proficient||Basic||Below Basic||Far Below Basic||Total Less than Proficient|
|Grade 4, All Students||39%||16%||23%||34%||18%||9%||61%|
|Grade 4, Students with Disabilities||16%||6%||10%||23%||27%||35%||85%|
|Grade 7, All Students||36%||11%||25%||33%||18%||12%||63%|
|Grade 7, Students with Disabilities||7%||1%||6%||18%||28%||47%||93%|
|Grade 10, All Students||35%||14%||21%||30%||21%||14%||65%|
|Grade 10, Students with Disabilities||5%||1%||4%||15%||33%||46%||94%|