NYS Education Department releases 2017 test results

August 22, 2017 07:05 PM

The State Education Department released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests. 

In ELA this year, the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who scored at the proficient level increased by 1.9 percentage points to 39.8, up from 37.9 in 2016. In math, the percentage of students who scored at the proficient level increased this year to 40.2, up 1.1 percentage point from 39.1 in 2016. 

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In Rochester, the ELA increased .9 percent from 6.7 percent in 2016 to 7.6 percent in 2017. In math, Rochester saw a .7 percent increase from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 7.9 percent in 2017. 

“I’m encouraged by the modest improvements we’re seeing in our test scores,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “As I’ve always said, testing is just one piece of the puzzle to understand how students are performing.”


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