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Scores Drop Significantly For New Rochelle Students

New Rochelle students received significantly lower scores along with the rest of the state when the New York Department of Education released the statewide standardized testing results for grades 3-8 in math and English Language Arts.
New Rochelle students received significantly lower scores along with the rest of the state when the New York Department of Education released the statewide standardized testing results for grades 3-8 in math and English Language Arts. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle students received significantly lower scores along with the rest of the state when the state Department of Education released statewide standardized testing results Wednesday for grades 3-8 in math and English Language Arts.

The scores, the first since the new Common Core Learning Standards were adopted by the State Board of Regents in 2010, were significantly lower than past years.

According to State Education Commissioner, John B. King Jr., this change in scores, which effectively will create a new baseline of student learning,– is largely the result of the shift in the assessments to measure the Common Core Standards, which more accurately reflect students' progress toward college and career readiness.

The results showed 31.1 percent of grade 3-8 students across the state met or exceeded the ELA proficiency standard; 31 percent met or exceeded the math proficiency standard.

The statement acknowledged the persistence of the achievement-gap, with only 16.1 percent of African-American students and 17.7 percent of Hispanic students meeting or exceeding the proficiency standard.

For a look at the complete results go to the state Education Department website here .

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