Definition: Percentage of all public school students tested who completed the English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test with a score of Standard Met or Above, by fluency in English (e.g., in 2016, 13% of English Learner students in California scored at or above their grade-level standard).
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, CAASPP Test Results (Oct. 2016).
Footnote: Students are tested in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11. The year presented is the year in which the test was administered. "English Only" students are those for whom English is the primary or only language. "Fluent-English Proficient" students have a primary language other than English but have the English language skills to succeed in a school's regular instructional program. "English Learners" are students who have a primary language other than English and who lack the clearly defined English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in a school's regular instructional programs. For an explanation of the ELA standards, by grade, see the CAASPP website. The abbreviation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 estimated students with scores meeting or exceeding the standard. N/A means that data are not available.