Albany, N.Y. (AP/13WHAM) - Elementary school students in New York State scored slightly higher than last year on standardized English and math tests given in the spring.
Tuesday, the state Education Department released the results of the tests taken by all students in third through eighth grade. Overall, 55 percent of students met or exceeded the English proficiency, up from about 53 percent last year. The math scores showed 65 percent met or exceeded the proficiency standard, up from 63 percent last year.
In Rochester, 20.7% of students met or exceeded the ELA proficiency standard. That’s down from 24.4% last year. The results also showed 27.3% met or exceeded the math standard which was down from 29.4% last year.
Education Commissioner John King says reforms taking effect next year should move more students toward college and career readiness. The reforms include changing curriculum and teacher evaluation methods.
For a summary of the test results as well as individual school and district results, click here