By Diana Lambert and Phillip Reese
Sacramento-area students made modest progress in English and math this year, based on new state test results released Wednesday.
Fifty percent of the students in the four-county region met English standards - up from 46 percent the previous year, while about 40 percent of the region’s students met math standards - up from 37 percent.
The incremental gains came after dismal scores last year when students took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests for the first time. The new exams are based on Common-Core State Standards.