The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to the New York State Education Department’s release of the 2015 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA test scores.
For Immediate Release: August 12, 2015
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CHARTER ASSOCIATION: CHARTER STUDENTS OPT IN TO STATE TESTS
DATA SHOW FAMILIES IN BIG FIVE DISTRICTS NEED REAL CHOICES NOW MORE THAN EVER
Albany, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to the New York State Education Department’s release of the 2015 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA test scores.
Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said, “While we sort through the data to see exactly how charter students performed, we can say with confidence that the high participation rates once again prove that charter educators and parents embrace assessment and measurement and are unafraid of what they might show. Our estimates, based on state data, are that 98 percent of charter students took the test, far above the 80 percent of district students who did.
“We can also say that the dismal performance data coming from Rochester, Buffalo and other major urban districts should distress everyone. These results show that parents and children in those cities more than ever need real, quality public school choices, rather than being denied choices because they cannot afford to pay private school tuition or move to the suburbs.”
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
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