Slight Rise in Test Scores
August 8th, 2011

In 2011, the second year of more rigorous scoring of state standardized tests, achievement dipped slightly across the state, according to figures just released by the state education department.

After taking a battering last year, when the state recalibrated the scoring, the city saw a slight increase this year. Some 43.9 percent of students in grades three through eight met or exceeded the state standards in English — up from 42.4 percent last year. In math, 57.3 percent met or exceeded the math standard, an increase from 54 percent in 2010. This is still far less than the number meeting standards under the old – allegedly dumbed down – system.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to provide more details – and undoubtedly some healthy spin – later today. We’ll bring you ore then.

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