Riverside County students again showed slight gains on state standardized tests, although less than half of them met or exceeded the state standards in English and math, according to scores released recently by the California department of education.
The performance of Riverside County students on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests generally lagged behind students statewide, according to the department.
The CAASPP tests were administered in the spring to more than 3 million students across the state in grades 3-8 and 11.
In Riverside County, 18.53% of the more than 220,000 students who took the tests exceeded the state standard in English, up from 17.44% the previous year. According to the state 29.09% met the standard, up from 28.74% last year; wh