Statement from NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on grades 3-8 test scores


FOR RELEASE:  August 14, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Today’s test results for students in grades 3-8 are encouraging. More students than last year were deemed proficient in math and English/language arts.  

That said, too many students in our schools still are not reaching the mark. The state’s “matched students” approach is a promising tool that could help schools better understand individual student growth and needs in specific subject areas.  

New York’s transition to the Common Core standards is well underway and we are moving in the right direction. School boards recognize that many hard-working classroom teachers, building principals and district leaders contributed to this year’s gains, particularly in math.

The new school year begins in just three weeks. Let’s roll up our sleeves and ensure that proficiency levels on next year’s exams surpass the modest gains announced today.

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About NYSSBA: The New York State School Boards Association represents more than 650 school boards and more than 5,000 school board members in New York. NYSSBA provides advocacy, training, and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools.


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