Kern County students and "Common Core" results

Posted at 10:47 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 01:47:50-04

Preparing America's students for success; it's all part of the common core academic standards set by the state in mathematics, English language arts, and literacy.  It seems many California students are not where they should be academically.

42 states have adopted these common core standards and in the wake of these new results -- school districts here in Kern County are taking notice.
Less than 50-percent of students in California met these new standards.  Here in Kern County 40-percent of students did not meet the standards for English language arts and 48-percent did not meet the standards in math.
That's about 10-percent more students not meeting the standards then the state average.  School officials say the results maybe dismal but should not discourage student about planning to go to college .  
Monday is Kern County college night where students will have the opportunity to speak to college and universities from across the state.  
The event kicks off  Monday, September 14th from 5 to 8pm at the Rabobank Convention Center.  It's completely free and students who are thinking about going to college are encouraged to attend.