Regents 2008 Board Report
Regents 2008 Board Report: EMSC (continued)
Grade 3-8 Achievement
Achievement in grade 3-8 Mathematics and English improved overall in 2008. But too many students remain in the gap. Here are the details:
- 81% of students across grades 3-8 achieved the math standards, compared with 73% the year before.
- 69% of students achieved the English standards, compared with 63% the year before.
- The achievement gap narrowed in both math and English.
- – Across grades 3-8, the number of black students achieving the English standards increased from 45% in 2007 to 53% in 2008. The number of Hispanic students achieving the English standards increased from 46% in the previous year to 53% in 2008.
- – Across grades 3-8, the number of black students achieving the mathematics standards increased from 55% in 2007 to 66% in 2008. The number of Hispanic students achieving the math standards increased from 61% in the previous year to 71% in 2008.
- – Results for students with disabilities also improved overall and there was a significant drop in the number of students showing serious academic difficulties in both English and math.
In addition to raising the overall level of performance and accelerating the rate at which we close the achievement gap, the Regents aim to improve the cycle time for grading and reporting on 3-8 achievement in 2009.