StudentsFirstNY Analysis Shows Entire Grades at 75 NYC Schools Failed State Tests

NY Daily News // August 25, 2014

A new analysis from StudentsFirstNY found that at 75 city schools this year, all the students in at least one grade failed the state math or reading test.

The New York Daily News reports on the analysis:

The schools, from all five boroughs, represent about 6% of all the city schools that took the tests. Citywide, about a third of students passed the high-stakes exams.

Parents from the schools where entire grades failed the tests — which influence whether a student gets promoted to the next grade - said they’ve been failed by the system.

“Our mayor doesn’t seem to care about improving education for children like mine,” said Jean Holybrice.

The Daily News also spoke to StudentsFirstNY about the data:

Tenicka Boyd, director of organizing for StudentsFirstNY, said the schools where entire grades failed the exams are concentrated in underserved, heavily minority communities, especially in central Brooklyn, the South Bronx and Harlem.