Tracy elementary school student Gabrialla Urquidez, 11, takes a reading test. The Smarter Balanced assessment, the state’s new standardized test, is taken on computers and adapts to students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Tracy elementary school student Gabrialla Urquidez, 11, takes a reading test. The Smarter Balanced assessment, the state’s new standardized test, is taken on computers and adapts to students’ strengths and weaknesses. Ken Cantrell/Viewpoint Aerial Ph Vida en el Valle file
Tracy elementary school student Gabrialla Urquidez, 11, takes a reading test. The Smarter Balanced assessment, the state’s new standardized test, is taken on computers and adapts to students’ strengths and weaknesses. Ken Cantrell/Viewpoint Aerial Ph Vida en el Valle file

Valley schools show improvement on new student tests, but most still lag state

August 24, 2016 09:01 AM