FMHS Hits Mark on CAHSEE Tests

Frazier Mountain High School sophomores who took the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) for the first time in 2009 scored better in both math and English than other Kern County sophomores. They also put in a good showing at the statewide level, according to test results released last week.

The 111 members of the FMHS class of 2011 logged an 81 percent pass rate in math, and 79 percent passed the English-language arts section of the test. That put FMHS one percentage point ahead in math compared to the state average of 80 percent. FMHS tied the state English score average of 79 percent. In Kern County, 76 percent of all sophomores passed in math and 75 percent passed the English section.

Jack O’Connell, the state superintendent of public instruction, released the results September 2. Students who did not pass one or both sections have many chances to retake the exam in order to graduate.

All California high school students must take the CAHSEE for the first time in grade ten and show they meet these minimum standards in math and English in order to graduate.

“The CAHSEE helps ensure that each student is prepared with the critical basic skills for future success,” O’Connell said.

To see the all testing results, visit

This is part of the September 04, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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