Cesar E. Chavez High School increases CAHSEE pass and proficiency rates
Located in the southern portion of Central San Joaquin Valley, Cesar E. Chavez High School (CCHS) embodies its city motto, "Delano, an International Community Working Together." CCHS is home to a diverse community of students; many families have immigrated from Mexico or the Philippines, 28% of CCHS students are English Learners and 79% receive free or reduced lunch. Though CCHS has already been recognized as a California Distinguished School, it continues to strive towards closing achievement gaps and helping its student body attain higher CAHSEE pass rates.
"Revolution CAHSEE 380 allows teachers to monitor and assess the progress of each student while giving teachers the option of assigning additional online work for those that are struggling with a specific content standard/strand. This is particularly helpful for our ELL students because it provides additional tutorials that guide them throughout the process. Another great feature is that Revolution 380 allows our advanced students to work at their own pace with instant results regarding their overall scores and performance levels (i.e. advanced, proficient, etc.)." -- Russell Lentz, CCHS teacher
Between the 2008-09 school year, when CCHS first start using CAHSEE 380, and the 2010-11 school year, CCHS saw the following gains:
CAHSEE Math pass rate improved from 85% to 93%.
CAHSEE ELA pass rate improved from 77% to 91%.
CCHS targeted their English Learner students whose pass rates increased from 34% to 63%!
During a time of when schools are asked to meet ever-increasing accountability standards, it is the percentage of students who test at proficient and above that helps determine whether a school has made Adequate Yearly Progress, and in the case of CCHS:
An additional 17.3% of students tested proficient and above in ELA (from 50.0% to 67.3%)
An additional 13.5% of students tested proficient and above in Math (from 62.5% to 76.0%)