WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. By John F. Bailey. August 13, 2015 UPDATED with most Recent Opt Out Figures.:
The State Education Department released school district by school district 2015 Assessment Test results yesterday.
The White Plains School District posted a 1% Gain in the number of Grade 3 to 8 students passing the English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments based on the Common Core tests that were supposed to be more user-friendly in the second year. White Plains students across grades 3 to 8 were hard-pressed to handle the new tests.
The State Data for White Plains may be viewed at http://data.nysed.gov/assessment.php?year=2015&instid=800000034913
A total of 30%, 842 of 2,807 students testing ELA (compared to 29% last year) across Grades 3 to 8 passed the ELA TESTS.
10% of students eligible to take the ELA tests were held back by their parents from taking the ELA tests, the Superintendent of Schools Paul Fried told WPCNR Thursday afternoon.
In Mathematics, 35%, 881 of 2,517 passed over the 3 to 8 grades, compared to 34% in 2014. Of the 2,807 students taking ELA, 348 were students with disabilities — 7 of them passed.
Of total students eligible to take the Math Assessments, 16% of the students eligible to take the Math Test were held out of the tests by parents, The Superintendent of Schools said.
Breaking down by ethnicity, 53% of white students, 331 of 625 passed ELA in Grades 3 to 8; 20%, 323 of 1,613 Latino-Hispanic students passed; 25%, 103 of 411 Black/African American students passed; and of 104 Asian students, 65%, 68 of 104 taking the tests passed.
On the Mathematics assessments in 2015, across grades 3 to 8, 60% of white students,310 of 517 passed the mathemetics tests; 25% of Hispanic-Latino students taking, 376 passed of 1,507 taking the test; 23% of Black/African-American students passed, 80 of 347 taking;of Asian students 72% passed the mathematics across grades 3 to 8, 71of 99 taking. Of the 2,517 mathematics candidates tested, 308 were classified as developmentally disabled, and 7% 21 of them of them passed.
Taking a look at the English Proficient students’ performances on the ELA assessments, the state reports 1/3 passed (824 of 2,498). Limited English Proficient numbered 309 across all 6 grades (3 to 8) and 2% of those, 6 passed.
In the ELA results, demographically, Not Economically Disadvantaged students, numbering 1,124, 41% passed (460 of 1,224). Economically Disadvantaged students in the White Plains district taking the ELA numbered 1,683. A total of 17% passed (286 of 1,683).