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Blind Brook Students Excel On State Tests

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – Blind Brook students in grades 3 through 8 scored at or above expectations on state math and English Language Arts (ELA) tests, according to results released Tuesday by the State Education Department.

For ELA assessments statewide, 55.1 percent of 1,192,129 students in grades 3-8 across the state met or exceeded the proficiency standard compared with last year’s statewide results of 52.8 percent. Statewide, 64.8 percent met or exceeded the standard in math, which is up from last year’s results of 63.3 percent.

"There is some positive momentum in these numbers," said Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch, in a release. "But too many of our students, especially students of color, English Language Learners and special education students, are currently not on a course for college and career readiness.”

According to the state, as a result of raising the bar for what it means to be proficient in ELA and math, fewer students met or exceeded the standard in 2010. In 2012, progress toward the new ELA standard varied by grade, though progress toward the math standard increased slightly.

Students are in for an even tougher test next year when the State Education Department implements the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes new college- and career-ready standards along with a new “fair and transparent teacher and principal evaluation system.” Commissioner John B. King Jr. said the new grades 3-8 state tests will begin to reflect “the new, higher standards and provide better measurement of progress toward college and career readiness.

Here are the results of each grade on both assessment tests compared with the rest of the county:

Grade 3

In Westchester County, 11,251 students were tested for math in grade 3. Of that number, 6.3 percent tested at level 1; 23.2 percent tested at level 2; 50.8 percent tested at level 3; and 19.7 percent tested at level 4. The county average score was 693.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 123 students in grade 3 were tested for math. Of that number, 0.8 percent tested at level 1; 8.1 percent tested at level 2; 44.7 percent tested at level 3; and 46.3 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 707.

For grade 3 in Westchester County, 11,174 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 9.3 percent tested at level 1; 24 percent tested at level 2; 55.6 percent tested at level 3; and 11.1 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 670.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 122 students in grade 3 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 2.5 percent tested at level 1; 5.7 percent tested at level 2; 60.7 percent tested at level 3; and 31.1 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 686.

Grade 4

For grade 4 in Westchester County, 11,150 students were tested for math. Of that number, 4.1 percent tested at level 1; 18.4 percent tested at level 2; 35.8 percent tested at level 3; and 41.8 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 698.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 140 students in grade 4 were tested for math. Of that number, 0 percent tested at level 1; 11.4 percent tested at level 2; 30.7 percent tested at level 3; and 57.9 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 713.

For grade 4 in Westchester County, 11,064 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 7 percent tested at level 1; 24.2 percent tested at level 2; 61 percent tested at level 3; and 7.9 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 681.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 140 students in grade 4 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 1.4 percent tested at level 1; 11.4 percent tested at level 2; 61.4 percent tested at level 3; and 25.7 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 700.

Grade 5

For grade 5 in Westchester County, 11,135 students were tested for math. Of that number, 6.5 percent tested at level 1; 19.5 percent tested at level 2; 35.3 percent tested at level 3; and 38.8 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 695.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 131 students in grade 5 were tested for math. Of that number, 0.8 percent tested at level 1; 7.6 percent tested at level 2; 34.4 percent tested at level 3; and 57.3 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 710.

For grade 5 in Westchester County, 11,061 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 7.8 percent tested at level 1; 23.7 percent tested at level 2; 60.4 percent tested at level 3; and 8.2 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 675.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 131 students in grade 5 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 2.3 percent tested at level 1; 11.5 percent tested at level 2; 74 percent tested at level 3; and 12.2 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 683.

Grade 6

For grade 6 in Westchester County, 11,271 students were tested for math. Of that number, 6.1 percent tested at level 1; 20.8 percent tested at level 2; 32.3 percent tested at level 3; and 40.8 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 690.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 122 students in grade 6 were tested for math. Of that number, 0 percent tested at level 1; 6.6 percent tested at level 2; 23 percent tested at level 3; and 70.5 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 714.

For grade 6 in Westchester County, 11,204 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 7.3 percent tested at level 1; 26.2 percent tested at level 2; 61.5 percent tested at level 3; and 4.9 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 668.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 122 students in grade 6 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 0 percent tested at level 1; 21.3 percent tested at level 2; 77 percent tested at level 3; and 1.6 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 670.

Grade 7

For grade 7 in Westchester County, 11,156 students were tested for math. Of that number, 7.7 percent tested at level 1; 20.7 percent tested at level 2; 31.4 percent tested at level 3; and 40.3 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 685.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 130 students in grade 7 were tested for math. Of that number, 0.8 percent tested at level 1; 6.2 percent tested at level 2; 26.2 percent tested at level 3; and 66.9 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 704.

For grade 7 in Westchester County, 11,086 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 5.9 percent tested at level 1; 31.7 percent tested at level 2; 55.3 percent tested at level 3; and 7 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 670.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 130 students in grade 7 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 1.5 percent tested at level 1; 19.2 percent tested at level 2; 73.8 percent tested at level 3; and 5.4 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 675.

Grade 8

For grade 8 in Westchester County, 11,070 students were tested for math. Of that number, 7.1 percent tested at level 1; 23.2 percent tested at level 2; 39.9 percent tested at level 3; and 29.8 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 685.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 140 students in grade 8 were tested for math. Of that number, 0 percent tested at level 1; 5 percent tested at level 2; 47.9 percent tested at level 3; and 47.1 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 701.

For grade 8 in Westchester County, 11,011 students were tested for ELA. Of that number, 5.3 percent tested at level 1; 31.8 percent tested at level 2; 59.5 percent tested at level 3; and 3.4 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 664.

In the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, 140 students in grade 8 were tested for ELA. Of that number, 0.7 percent tested at level 1; 15.7 percent tested at level 2; 82.9 percent tested at level 3; and 0.7 percent tested at level 4. The average score was 670.

View all of the state testing state testing results here.

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