NY middle school math scores rise

June 1, 2009 9:15:05 AM PDT
Middle school students' math scores are improving in New York. But the Board of Regents says rather than celebrating, the results may prompt them to raise the standards again. State schools Chancellor Merryl Tisch says 86 percent of students tested in grades three through eight met the state's math standard this year. That's up from just under 81 percent a year ago.

These students are also scoring better than students in the same grades four years ago and slow, but steady gains are clear in big city, suburban and rural schools.

But Tisch says the improvements are prompting a review of the exams and a tougher test for next year is likely.

Performance by middle school students has been a high priority for the Regents after years of stagnant scores.

Viewers can see results for their school and grade at: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/ela-math/.


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