He says although much progress has been made, there is much more work to be done.
In New York City, 43.9 percent of students met or exceeded the English proficiency standard. That's up from 42.4 percent last year. In math, 57.3 percent of city students were proficient, up from 54 percent last year.
The city's success surpassed the statewide results, according to the results released Monday.
Statewide, 52.8 percent of the students met the English standard, a drop from 53.2 percent. In math, 63.3 percent of students statewide met or exceeded the standard, up from 61 percent a year ago.