One year after scores plummeted following the state’s adoption of Common Core-aligned tests, city students collectively outpaced the rest of New York on both the math and English exams. In math, 34.5 percent of city students met or exceeded the state’s proficiency bar, up 4.4 points from last year. In English, 29.4 percent of students met or exceeded proficiency, a two-point gain.
The city’s gains meant it shrank the test-score gap between its scores and the state’s to the slimmest margin since 2006. Statewide, 35.8 percent of students were considered proficient in math this year, and 31.4 percent of students considered proficient in English.
“It’s a story of modest but real progress,” Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch said.
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They fool nobody with their jive anymore.