The results of this year’s batch of state high school exit exams are in, and first-time test takers showed small gains over last year.
The California High School Exit Examination is first given to students during their sophomore year of high school. Those who don’t pass it the first time can take the test up to seven more times before graduation.
Walnut Valley Unified had the highest success rate, with 95 percent of sophomores passing the English portion and 97 percent passing in math.
Within Walnut Valley, Diamond Bar High School scored even higher, with 97 percent of it sophomores passing the English portion and 99 percent passing the math portion.
Principal Catherine Real wasn’t surprised.
“Actually that’s pretty typical for us,” she said. “We have really great students here. We’re kind of used it.”
Real attributed the high success rate to motivated students, parents and teachers, as well as a practice exam offered to ninth-graders that lets them “get their feet wet.”
Find all the districts’ results in Exit.