Good news, bad news, scary news

The good news is that NYC students are doing a teensy bit better on the standardized tests:

The bad news is that the scores are still piss poor (only 35%-40% are proficient in math or reading).

The scary news is — hey!  They’re on par with the rest of the country.

The new results, released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, found that 32 percent of New York public-school eighth-graders were proficient in math, up 2 percent over tests given in 2011. Only 35 percent were proficient in reading in 2013, the same as two years ago.

The good news is that fourth-graders are doing a bit better. Forty percent of them were rated proficient in math, up 4 percent over 2011, and 37 percent were proficient in reading, an ­increase of 2 percent.

The national numbers:

  • Math — 35 percent for eighth-graders, 42 percent for fourth-graders.
  • Reading — 36 percent for eighth-graders, 35 percent for fourth-graders.

60% of NY students not up to par | New York Post.

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