Most-Clicked: Early Detection, Late Intervention

Grades, exam scores, and behavior can predict potential for success on the California High School Exit Exam as early as 4th grade, according to a new report (PDF, 2.03 MB) from the Public Policy Institute of California. Report authors question the effectiveness of spending millions to tutor older students struggling with the test. Officials add that the findings point to the need for earlier interventions, universal preschool, and more attention to class-size reduction.

This most-clicked article from the L.A. Times asks, to raise passage rates on the exit exam, would state funds be better spent on interventions for younger or older students?