Like most high-stakes tests across the country, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) poses a significant challenge for schools and their students. But East Side Union High School District in San Jose achieved outstanding pass-rate gains on the math portion of the exam last summer, with help from Kaplan K12 Learning Services Inc.

East Side UHSD partnered with Kaplan to prepare 101 students to retake the CAHSEE Math Exam. Working with district and school personnel, Kaplan helped deliver a proven curriculum that strengthened math skills and provided strategies to help students retake the test with confidence.

The result: The pass rate among students who had taken the Kaplan program was 27 percentage points higher than the pass rate of students who hadn’t taken the course, according to the company (see graphic below).

A Proven Effective Program

Through Kaplan’s scaffolded instructional design, targeted professional development, and ongoing support, teachers can help their students apply strategic approaches for improved performance on the CAHSEE and other state exams. A Kaplan K12 consultant is available to tailor an implementation plan for regular school year instruction, after-school programs, tutoring programs, and turnkey Kaplan-taught programs. For more information, call toll-free (888) KAPLAN-8 or visit

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