New Tests Impact: White Plains Scores Drop Sharply in 2012-13 Grades 3 to 8

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Test Results for Grades 3 to 8 White Plains Schools on the new 2013 State Assessment Tests

WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. By John F. Bailey. August 7, 2013:

The 2012-13 Assessment Test Scores for the White Plains City Schools dropped dramatically as a result of the new test format and content in th 2012-13 State Assessments.

In 2012, district students test performances showed sustained progress with 52% of Fifth Graders passing the ELA Proficiency tests and 64% Passing Math.

At the 8th Grade level in 2012,  59% of White Plains 8th Graders passed the ELA Proficiency Tests and 74% passed the Math Assessment.

On the new 5th Grade tests that were administered last spring, the number passing ELA went down to 29%. In Math, the 2013 Fifth Graders passing math dropped to 28.2% — down 36%.

At the 8th grade level, in 2013, 36.6% of Eighters passed the ELA Assessment — down 23%. In math just 34.3%  of White Plains Eighth Graders passed — down 40%.

At the third Grade Level  in 2013, 33.1% passed ELA snf 31.8% passed math.

A school board member contacted by WPCNR, told me, the Interim Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connors said he and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Jessica O’Donovan would be analyzing the results.

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