Rochester students score higher on state tests; still far behind state averages Rochester students score higher on state tests; still far behind state averages
The New York State Education Department released the test results for the spring ELA and math tests. The results covered test scores from grades... Rochester students score higher on state tests; still far behind state averages

The New York State Education Department released the test results for the spring ELA and math tests. The results covered test scores from grades 3 through 8.

Rochester students made improvements in both subjects. In ELA, the proficiency rate increased from 11.4% in 2018 to 13.2%. In math, the proficiency rate jumped from 10.7% to 13%.

While the increases are encouraging, the proficiency scores are still well behind the state averages in both subjects. Superintendent Terry J. Dade issued this statement in response to the test scores.

“While these results show a steady increase in the right direction, it is critical the District continues to place a strong emphasis on academic priorities, such as helping students to read on grade level by third grade. The District remains committed to delivering the high-quality instruction that every Rochester student deserves. With a laser-like focus on teaching and learning, we will accomplish success as one Rochester family, working together with strong teachers, families, and the community.”

— WHEC

Christopher Dupree

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