WROC-TV in Rochester, NY is reporting that scores for New York’s 3rd-8th graders Common Core scores are dismal. New York recently developed their own state exam, and the kids’ scores “dropped like a rock.” What’s worse is that they were expecting it.
As expected, test scores for New York’s third through eighth graders dropped like a rock.
Students took the math and English tests in April. This was the first set of tests based on the national Common Core standards, adopted by 46 states.
Teachers complained they did not have the proper materials or training to properly implement the new curriculum. Some parents concerned about the culture of standardized testing and the Common Core standards boycotted the tests.
The results are dismal:
– Statewide, only 31 percent of students were deemed proficient in math and English.
– In the Rochester City School District, only 5 percent of students were proficient in math and English, the lowest of any district in the state.
In a news release, State Education Commissioner John King said, “These proficiency scores do not reflect a drop in performance, but rather a raising of standards to reflect college and career readiness in the 21st century.”
I’m sure that the standards being convoluted had absolutely nothing to do with this either.