The results are in!
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released last spring’s results from the State’s 2018 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests for students in grades 3–8.
Overall, last spring’s results indicate that NYC students outperformed students from the rest of New York State on ELA tests for the third year in a row, and that City students are continuing to close the gap with State students in math.
In 2018, 46.7 percent of City students met the State’s proficiency standards in ELA, and 42.7 percent of City students met the standards in math. By comparison, 45.2 percent of all New York State students met proficiency standards in ELA and 44.5 percent met proficiency standards in math.
“Our students’ performance on these exams is one measure of the strength of New York City schools – the hard work of our students, and the dedication and support of our teachers, staff members, and families,” said Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. “Along with record-high graduation and college enrollment rates and progress on our Equity & Excellence for All agenda, these scores are indicative of the sustained progress we have made in classrooms, schools, and districts across all five boroughs. We have much more work to do to close opportunity gaps, and we will continue our push to deliver the equitable and excellent education that every New York City public school student deserves.”
For more information on last spring’s test results for City students, check out the DOE’s Test Results webpage for detailed summaries, including score breakdowns by borough, district, school, and other demographic characteristics.
Families who would like to see their children’s 2018 State test results can log onto the DOE’s NYC Schools Account web application from any computer, phone, or tablet with access to the internet.