...According to the New York Times, in New York City, 26 percent of students in third through eighth grade passed the state English exam, and only 30 percent passed the math test, compared to 47 percent and 60 percent, respectively, last year. The Times indicates that city and state officials were expecting the significant drop in scores. Nevertheless, educators and parents reportedly expressed shock when the test results were released....CONTINUE READING
...Citywide, only 16% of black students were rated proficient in English, and 15% passed in math. Hispanic students showed similar results, with 16% meeting standards in English and 19% passing math....
...But critics say the city failed to prepare students for the new exams when it couldn’t roll out a curriculum matched to the new tests in time for the 2012-13 school year....
...Only 3% of English-language learners met state standards in English, compared with about 12% last year. About 11% passed math, compared with 34% last year.
Of students with disabilities, just 6% passed the reading exam, compared with 16% last year. Roughly 8% passed the math exam, compared with 29% last year...Lower expectations, get lower scores and the Marxist elites are pleased as punch.
The audacity of that Commie sob, Bloomberg, to call the results "very good news" but then, it is good news if the agenda is the indoctrination and dumbing down of our children.
These scores are horrendous.