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.