Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NYS Assessment Testing Results

The results of the 2009-2010 NYS Assessment Testing have been published online by greatschools.org
 The following table represents a summation of the data available therein for each of the District Elementary Schools. In each case the highest percentage school in the district is highlighted in green and the lowest in yellow.
Interestingly, while most (but not all) meet or exceed the statewide average, only 2 of the 36 results meet the goal of 90% (see here for further information on NYS SED standards).

2009-2010 New York State Assessments

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5


ELA
Math
ELA
Math
ELA
Math
Ave
Clarksville
69
73
69
78
87
84
76.67
Eagle
72
70
72
75
64
74
71.17
Elsmere
90
84
78
90
74
87
83.83
Glenmont
55
47
82
85
67
81
69.5
Hamagrael
80
80
85
87
78
83
82.17
Slingerlands
79
82
88
82
72
77
80.0
NYS Avg
55
59
57
78
53
65
61.17

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how this helps us keep CES open. This data shows CES to be in the middle of the road when you look at the averages on all of the tests. If anything, this table boosts Elsmere's position that they should stay open. Their scores are quite impressive.

Anonymous said...

Who knows what will be sufficient to keep our school open but this information could be more useful if it were used in relation to school population numbers and class size?

Judy Abbott said...

Here is what I glean from these numbers:

1) the largest schools (Slingerlands, Eagle, and Glenmont), ranked 3rd, 5th and 6th combined overall (ELA & Math; for all grades)
2) Overall rankings are Elsmere, Hamagrael, Slingerlands, Clarksville, Eagle, Glenmont.
3) Clarksville lags behind for ELA in grades 3 & 4, probably not bad for a school with a good number of English as a Second Language students.
4) For 5th graders (experienced test takers by this point), the two smallest schools have some of the best acheivement. Clarksville 5th graders ranked 1 and 2; and, Elsmere ranked 3rd and 1st for ELA and math, respectively.

Although I wish I had the resources to control for demographics (like race/ethnicity, parent education level and income, I think this shows that small schools with great teachers ROCK !

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