Last month, the California Department of Education released results of test scores from the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) from the 2016-2017 school year. The SBAC is a standardized analysis where students are measured by whether they were at or above standard or below in English Language Arts and Math.
The results were extremely favorable for Mark Keppel High School, which revealed that 78.3% of students were at or above standard in English Language Arts and 72.5% were at or above standard in Math. This statistics represented a 6.5% improvement in English Language Arts and 7.6% in Math over Mark Keppel scores from 2015-2016.
“This is truly a testament to our students, families and staff (both here at MKHS and our elementary schools) and the hard work they put in on a daily basis to provide the best possible education for all of our students,” said Mark Keppel High School Principal John Scanlan. “It truly takes a collaborative effort to produce results like this and we are thankful to have that spirit of working together at Mark Keppel.” Scanlan continued, “There are many terrific high schools in our area and we feel Mark Keppel measures up very well with all of them.”
However, Scanlan also notes that it’s not time to become complacent. “We’re very proud of what we accomplished and we want to take the opportunity to celebrate our successes, but we also know we can keep improving and strive to do better for all of our students.”