To the relief of parents who packed a board meeting Tuesday, La Cañada Unified students who take summer school courses at Hillside School and Learning Center will continue to have those credits count toward graduation — at least for now.
Board members decided Tuesday night to leave the process for accepting credits from outside summer school courses unchanged, but said they may revisit the issue in the future.
Joseph Doherty, director of the Empirical Research Group at the UCLA School of Law, analyzed the data between Hillside and La Cañada for the district. He said there was no difference between students who took history courses at either campus, but students who studied math at the Oak Grove Drive school fared far worse.
“Sixteen percent end up getting a ‘proficient’ score after taking summer school math at Hillside versus 60% at La Cañada,” he said. “It does suggest that there’s something that needs to be looked at.”