BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New test results show most New York elementary and middle school students still aren’t on track to graduate, but education leaders saw progress in gains in math across all races and economic levels.
State education officials on Thursday released results of English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in April. It was the second year tests were based on the Common Core curriculum adopted by most states to improve college readiness.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared the results “good news,” WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
“It’s very nice to have a moment we can celebrate some good, but it is never a moment to rest on our laurels. It’s only a chance to reload and go deeper because we have a lot of work ahead,” de Blasio said.