Test Scores Show Gains for Charter School Students Statewide, But Work Still Remains

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The New York State Education Department today released scores from the 2014 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments. In both Math and ELA, charter schools improved at a faster rate than the state average.
 
For Immediate Release: August 14, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
Test Scores Show Gains for Charter School Students Statewide,
But Work Still Remains
 
Albany, NY – The New York State Education Department today released scores from the 2014 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments.
 
In both Math and ELA, charter schools improved at a faster rate than the state average. The improvements were considerable in Math, where charters improved 8.4 percentage points over last year’s scores compared to 4.6% for the state. In ELA, charter schools improved 1.6 percentage points from last year, compared to 0.1% for the state.
 
Northeast Charter Schools Interim President Kyle Rosenkrans said“The results from New York’s charter schools are trending in the right direction with many bright spots across the state, but there is still more work to do.
 
“Every child across the state deserves the opportunity to go to a great school and have a chance at a good life. Charters can help make this a reality, but not without equitable funding and access to facilities."
 
Some takeaways from this year’s scores:
  • Charter schools continue to provide a better option for families when compared to the choices in their local school districts. In many places they are doubling their host district proficiency rates.
  • High-performing schools such as Success Academy schools, South Bronx Classical Charter School, True North Troy & Rochester Prep, and Bronx Charter School for Excellence continue to provide inspiring models for how to get the Common Core right.
"Common Core implementation issues aside, the transition to these standards is one of the most important education reforms in a generation. We are finally being honest with our students and families about how well we are preparing them for college and career success.”
 
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Click here for 2014 New York State ELA and Math Scores.
 
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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