Albany, NY – Today, the New York State Education Department released scores from the 2013 English language arts and mathematics exams, effectively setting a new bar for school performance. Charter schools performed as well as the state average in mathematics, but underperformed the state in English language arts. These schools continued to exceed the host district averages in both subjects, emphasizing their importance to educationally struggling areas. Bill Phillips, President of the Northeast Charter Schools Network (formerly the New York Charter Schools Association) said:
“These new baseline scores are bracing. Despite better relative performance in math and English when compared to host districts, the hard reality is most charter schools are challenged by low proficiency rates. Fortunately, charters are known for being flexible and accountable for performance, because we all have a lot of work to do.”
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network
The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 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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