Skip to comments.Less than a third of NY's public school students passed math, reading exams last year
Posted on 08/08/2013 6:21:31 PM PDT by metmom
City results on state math and reading tests plummeted last year confirming warnings that testing kids on tougher educational standards would shock the school systems from New York to Buffalo.
Fewer than 30 percent of public school kids in grades 3 to 8 passed the state math exams last year, while roughly 26 percent passed the exams in reading, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Thats down from pass rates of 60 percent in math in 2011 and 47 percent in reading.
The poor results were prompted by New Yorks adoption of higher learning standards known as Common Core, which was embraced by 44 other states and Washington D.C.
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What a rousing success the leftists have had in dumbing down America
And with the adoption of Common Core it won’t matter if they can read or not, creative guessing will be enough.
Wow, this is the place where all the SMARTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH LIVE!
If they made the standards even tougher, the high school diploma might finally mean something, meaning employers can skip using the college diploma as a sorting mechanism and hire kids right out of high school. Heck, grade levels short of a high school diploma would actually mean something, too.
Hmmm...30% passed the math while only 26% passed the reading? Sounds to me like they need to make the math tests harder ;-)
Scroll down to find USA ...way down ...And we spend a LOT more dough on Ed. than these countries at the top inc. Japan where I live .
Schools don’t fail. Students fail.
Don’t worry about it.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan warns not to ‘be alarmed’ by lower test scores
How many of those “smartest people on earth” send their kids to public school?
How do you ad up GIVE ME GIVE ME?
Saw Bloomberg on the nearly news tonight trying to convince everyone that the test scores were lower because the test was harder. But it they were teaching using Common Core methods and material, the test scores should have been at least equal or even higher because the Common Core methods and materials are superior. Telling them the truth won’t work .... sort of like telling a new mother that her baby is one ugly creature ... drawing disbelief and ire.
Bet the the pass results for “China Town” are 99%. Some groups value education more than others
Full damage control mode.
I would not be surprised.
The schools have failed the students.
We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one. Lots of problems with public schools and no doubt minority schools are the crappiest, yet I still blame the parent(S) and students first.
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