Sonoma County Office of Education

Percent Proficient

Percent Proficient

What percentage of your school’s students are proficient
in English Language Arts and Mathematics?

California’s Annual Progress Reports provide the opportunity for schools to see how their students are performing on statewide standardized tests over time. The reports offer performance data for the whole school, along with significant subgroups represented in a school’s population. Subgroups can include students who are economically disadvantaged, English learners, students with special needs, and students of particular ethnicities.

Use our STAR Legacy Reports page to see the percent of students at your school who have attained “proficiency” as measured by California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system, High School Exit Exam, and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) criteria. Results are available for English language arts and math over a five-year period, 2009 to 2013.

Schools can gauge their performance and look at ways to improve their success by using this data along with other local measures. Proficiency Targets set by the state are detailed below.

Proficiency Targets

California has responded to the national requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by setting annual targets for student proficiency, as detailed below.

Targets for English-Language Arts 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Elementary and Middle Schools 89.2 78.4 67.6 56.8< 46.0
High Schools 88.9 77.8 66.7 55.6 44.5

Targets for Mathematics 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Elementary and Middle Schools 89.5 79.0 68.5 58.0 47.5
High Schools 88.7 77.4 66.1 54.8 43.5

Schools are expected to increase the number of proficient students each year and to meet the targets set out above. To realize this goal, schools must adjust curriculum materials, instructional strategies, student groupings, time, funding, and professional development in ways that lead to higher levels of student achievement.


  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners


Questions may be directed to:

  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners
Susie Truelove, SCOE HR Analyst
"Everyone at SCOE has the focus that what we do is to support students, directly or indirectly." - Susie Truelove, SCOE HR Analyst