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The California Department of Education released the annual scores for the standardized tests students at public schools must take each year. The results from the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program are widely expected to shed the first measurable light on the performance of Superintendent Carl Cohn.

For the state as a whole, the results painted a mixed picture, according to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell.

“This year’s results offer both encouragement and reason for serious concern,” O’Connell said in a press release. “We can be pleased that gains in student achievement made over the past five years are either increasing or holding steady. This progress means that hundreds of thousands of California students will have a better shot at success. But the data also show the persistent achievement gaps in our system that California simply cannot afford to accept — morally, economically, or socially.”

O’Connell, and San Diego Deputy Superintendent Geno Flores, will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today at Jackson Elementary School.

The results, which you can find here, were just released.

We’ll have more as we digest the data. Check back later for updates.

VLADIMIR KOGAN

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