Report: NY's 4th-, 8th-graders scores up slightly - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Report: NY's 4th-, 8th-graders scores up slightly

Posted:

A national report card shows New York students are doing slightly better on math and reading tests than they were two years ago and about average when compared with the rest of the country.
    
Still, well under half of the state's fourth- and eighth-graders are considered proficient in the subjects. And achievement gaps remain between white and minority students.
    
The nation's report card was released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
    
It shows that 40 percent of New York fourth-grade students and 32 percent of eighth-grade students scored proficient in math. In reading, 37 percent of fourth-grade students and 35 percent of eighth-grade students met that benchmark.
    
The findings are based on assessments given earlier this year and unrelated to the standardized tests the state gives each spring.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow
     
NEWS10 ABC
341 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204
+(518) 436-4822
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WTEN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.