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North Fork Schools Hold Steady in NYS Test Scores

Long Island elementary and middle school students outperform rest of state in English and math exams, according to education report.

When it comes to meeting state Education Department academic goals, North Fork schools are holding steady despite tightening school budgets and new state mandates.

That’s according to a report revealing English and math test scores for elementary and middle school students recently released by the state’s education department. 

Here's a sampling of how Mattituck-Cutchogue, Greenport, Southold, and Shelter Island fared with regard to meeting or exceeding proficiency standards in English and math exams.

Mattituck-Cutchogue

Grade/Test

2011-12

2010-11

4 - ELA

69.5%

65.2%

4 - Math

81.3%

80%

8 - ELA

67.2%

60.4%

8 - Math

70.5%

71%

 

Greenport

Grade/Test

2011-12

2010-11

4 - ELA

51.5%

55.6%

4 - Math

57.1%

44.8%

8 - ELA

62.5%

53.2%

8 - Math

67.3%

46.1%

 

Southold

Grade/Test

2011-12

2010-11

4 - ELA

71.4%

64.4%

4 - Math

89.3%

65.5%

8 - ELA

72.1%

72.1%

8 - Math

71%

70%

 

Shelter Island

Grade/Test

2011-12

2010-11

4 - ELA

68.5%

61.9%

4 - Math

71.7%

80.9%

8 - ELA

85%

56.3%

8 - Math

61.1%

75%

 

See the full state report for a school-by-school breakdown, and to see how other neighboring districts performed. The analysis from 2011 is also available.

Newsday reports Long Island schools outperformed the rest of the state

Incremental gains were seen statewide, according to the state education department. The latest report shows that students scored slightly higher this year in both the English and math exams, compared with last year, and that there was a small increase in the percentage of grades 3-8 students across the state who met or exceeded the proficiency standard on both exams.

However, state education officials seem to be setting sights on bigger gains. 

Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch said in a statement that "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. That’s why we are continuing to press forward with critical reforms to ensure all of our kids are ready for college and careers. In the fall we will begin to phase in a new, more challenging, content rich curriculum and continue to press for the implementation of a rigorous teacher evaluation system in every district across the state."

In looking at students in grades 3-8 across the state, the education department is reporting that 55.1 percent of students met or exceeded the English proficiency standard, up from 52.8 in 2011. In addition, 64.8 percent met or exceeded the standard in math, up from 63.3 percent last year.

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