A report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics certifies that New York is the only state in the nation to set a consistently rigorous bar on 4th and 8th grade reading and math tests. Every other state set standards that were consistently below the "proficient" range set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
"New York is the pace-setting state when it comes to setting a rigorous bar for student achievement," said Jenny Sedlis, Executive Director of StudentsFirstNY. "Maintaining these high expectations is critical to ensuring children from all backgrounds can succeed. We are confident that the State Education Department will maintain New York's record high bar as it moves to a new testing company."
Here's how New York stacked up to the rest of the nation:
- States with Proficient Test Bar in 4th Grade Reading on NAEP Scale: New York and Wisconsin
- States with Proficient Test Bar in 8th Grade Reading on NAEP Scale: Only New York
- Total Number of States with Proficient Test Bar in 4th Grade Math on NAEP Scale: 5
- Total Number of States with Proficient Test Bar in 8th Grade Math on NAEP Scale: 3
To read the report, click here.
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