California -- Test scores dropped significantly for the first time in a decade across the state and in the Sacramento region last year.
About 70 percent of schools in the region saw their Academic Performance Index, which is a composite of test scores, decline from 2012.
Hardest hit was Elk Grove Unified, where 46 of 63 schools saw test scores drop.
Sacramento City Unified had 63 out of 84 schools drop while San Juan Unified was 53 out of 64.
Across the state fewer schools, fewer schools met state and federal standards, according to school officials.
However, 95 percent of the class of 2013 passed California's high school exit exam, which measures reading, writing and math skills.