ERIC Number: ED451327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Results of the State Grade 4 English Language Arts Test in New York City.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
This report summarizes results for the second administration of the State Grade 4 English Language Arts (ELA) assessment for New York City public schools in February 2000, comparing 2000 results with results from the 1999 administration of the Grade 4 ELA and from New York state overall and other cities nationwide. Performance of New York City's fourth graders rose by 9 scale score points in 2000. This gain was larger than that achieved by other large cities, though it was lower than the state overall. The percentage of students scoring in level 1 (below basic) declined. The percentage of students scoring in level 3 (proficient) and level 4 (advanced) increased by 9 percentage points, compared to 7 points for other large cities. Almost 7,500 more New York City fourth graders met the state ELA standards in 2000 than 1999. All community school districts and the Chancellor's district showed gains in both mean scale scores and percentage of students in levels 3 and 4. The performance of New York City Schools Under Registration Review also improved. There were improvements in the scores of New York City's English language learners (ELLs) and students who were formerly ELLs. (SM)
Descriptors: English, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Language Skills, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Urban Schools
New York City Board of Education, Division of Assessment and Accountability, 110 Livingston Street, Room 728, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For full text: http://www.nycenet.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.