Results from the 2019 NYS 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments show Rochester students continue to make steady progress in proficiency.
The overall proficiency rate in 2019 among students 3
grades was 13.2% in ELA, up 1.8 percentage points from 11.4% in 2018. In math, the overall proficiency rate was 13.0%, up 2.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2018.
- The greatest year-to-year gains for ELA were seen in grades 5 and 7, with an increase of 3.9 percentage points and 4.4 percentage points respectively from 2018 to 2019.
- The greatest year-to-year gains for math were in grades 3 and 6, with an increase of 4.5 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points respectively from 2018 to 2019.
- The proficiency rate in math increased in all grades from 2018 to 2019.
Rochester students also saw increases from 2018 results in various subgroups.
- With African American students, the proficiency rate is up 2.1 percentage points in ELA and 1.5 percentage points in math.
- The proficiency rate with Hispanic students increased 3.3 percentage points in math and 1.2 percentage points in ELA.
- The proficiency rate in math increased 3.9 percentage points with Asian students.
- Students with Disabilities saw an increase of 1.4 percentage points in math.
“While these results show a steady increase in the right direction, it is critical the District continues to place a strong emphasis on academic priorities, such as helping students to read on grade level by third grade,” said Superintendent Terry J. Dade. “The District remains committed to delivering the high-quality instruction that every Rochester student deserves. With a laser-like focus on teaching and learning, we will accomplish success as one Rochester family, working together with strong teachers, families, and the community.”