First look at test scores for foster youth reveals underachievement

Stuck in what has been called an invisible achievement gap, California’s foster youth finally have a place in school, district and state report cards.

For the first time, the state has issued standardized test scores for foster youth, shining a light on the academic needs of some of the most disadvantaged students in public schools.  

Released in September, results from the 2014-15 administration of the state’s new “Smarter Balanced” tests confirm what experts and advocates have known for years: foster youth lag far behind their peers academically.

Click here to read The San Diego Union-Tribune article.

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