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StudentsFirstNY Statement on NAEP Test Scores in New York

"Today's NAEP results show that public schools in New York and New York City continue to do an okay job preparing about a third of the kids. We can either choose to assail the standards and tests that give us this information or we can focus on what's actually going to improve school offerings and the quality of teaching and learning. The achievement gap remains stubbornly large showing our system is not doing right by its neediest kids and the answer must be to speed up the pace of reform and not to slow it down," said StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis. 
 
 
   StudentsFirstNY Analysis of NAEP Proficiency Rates

 

New York City

New York

National

Year

2011

2013

2015

2011

2013

2015

2011

2013

2015

4thGrade Math

33%

34%

26%

35%

40%

35%

39%

42%

40%

8thGrade Math

24%

25%

27%

30%

33%

31%

34%

34%

33%

4thGrade Reading

29%

28%

26%

35%

37%

36%

32%

34%

36%

8thGrade Reading

24%

25%

27%

35%

35%

33%

32%

35%

34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011, 2013 & 2015 Reading and Math Assessments.

 

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