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Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Original post made on Aug 15, 2013

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally, the decrease is mostly minor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:42 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Congratulations, a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:33 am

Who are the teachers that have improved physics for 10th grade students from 68% proficient or advanced to 98% !! Statistically - that is a miracle!

Congratulations to them !!!!!!!

Posted by Smiley Face, a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

If you haven't watched some of Sir Ken Robinson's talks about education on TED, you should...

Web Link

Web Link

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I strongly encourage students to do their best on any test.

However, keep in mind that who you are and who you become is wonderful to experience!

go for it...

Posted by Congratulations, a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Smiley Face

Appreciate the info on Sir Ken Robinson on TED. Will bookmark this.

Posted by Sherman Kilborne, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Like my wife always says, "Give them all a trophy. Winning is not everything."

Posted by Chemist, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

Oh well. Let's give trophies to everyone, and feel creative. Let's spend more money to produce fewer people who can actually get a job in engineering, physics or chemistry. One of the many reasons why more jobs are being outsourced to India and China is that the people in India and China can actually do the jobs. But that's OK. We've all got our trophies, and we feel good about ourselves.

Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

Correction on Chemist/Bartender's lame-brained comment: America's jobs are being outsourced to India and China not because Americans can't do the jobs; rather it is because many highly qualified Americans will not take a job that forces them to work 40 weeks and then have to plead for food stamps.

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

"'I know in general our scores went down this year,' said Nicole Steward, the district's technology coordinator, adding most drops are 1% or 2%."

I wonder how Nicole defines "most"?


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm


I hope you realize that a lot of Chinese and Indian families move to Pleasanton specifically for the good public schools.

Jobs are being outsourced to exploit cheap labor.

Posted by Physics, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

My child informed me that there are very few 10th graders that take physics. He knew of 1 in his class of 30+. He also informed me that this student also took physics at an after school tutoring center in town. I think that could account for the big jump in scores.

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