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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||49%||51%|
|Grade 4, Students with Disabilities||20%||80%|
|Grade 7, All Students||43%||57%|
|Grade 7, Students with Disabilities||11%||89%|
|Grade 10, All Students||37%||63%|
|Grade 10, Students with Disabilities||6%||93%|
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 level of English-language arts proficiency of all students and students with disabilities in California according to their test scores on the 2006 California Standards Test (CST) in the area of Englishlanguage arts (ELA).
The chart shows CST/ELA scores for CA students at the 4th, 7th, and 10th grade levels. In the chart, there are two bars showing the levels of proficiency at the designated grade levels.
When comparing 2006 scores with 2005, there were increases in nearly every category in the percent of students proficient or above.
|All Students||Students w/ Dis|
Since students with disabilities make up approximately 10% of all students in California, it follows that 10% of the test scores on the bars showing all students are those of students with disabilities. To ascertain how that 10% is broken down by level of proficiency, look to the bars showing the test scores of students with disabilities, then simply shift the decimal point. For example, looking at the ELA test scores of 4th grade students with disabilities:
|% of Students with Disabilites||Proficiency Level||These Students are % of Students|
|38%||Far Below Basic||3.8%|
|Total||10.1% of All Students (with rounding error =10%)|
Then, you can examine the 4th grade proficiency levels for all students, factoring in the scoring of students with disabilities and students without disabilities:
|All Students||Stu w/ Dis||Stu w/o Dis|
|24% Advanced =||0.9% +||23.1%|
|25% Proficient =||1.2% +||23.8%|
|28% Basic =||2.1% +||25.9%|
|13% Below Basic =||2.1% +||10.9%|
|10% Far Below Basic =||3.8% +||6.2%|
If you would like to create a chart like this on the proficiency levels of your school or district, go to www.calstat.org/CSTProficiencyCharting.html to download the Excel file program and view brief instructional movies.
|Total Proficient and Above||Advanced||Proficient||Basic||Below Basic||Far Below Basic||Total Less than Proficient|
|Grade 4, All Students||49%||24%||25%||28%||13%||10%||51%|
|Grade 4, Students with Disabilities||20%||9%||11%||21%||21%||38%||80%|
|Grade 7, All Students||43%||16%||27%||29%||17%||11%||57%|
|Grade 7, Students with Disabilities||11%||3%||8%||19%||28%||42%||89%|
|Grade 10, All Students||37%||16%||21%||28%||18%||17%||63%|
|Grade 10, Students with Disabilities||6%||2%||4%||14%||26%||53%||93%|