New data released from NYSED on state of education

Alarming new data is out on just how far students are falling behind in math and reading.

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A new report, from the state education department shows big declines among 3rd-8th graders.

Levels 1 and 2 means: students are below or working toward meeting the grade-level expectations.

Levels 3 and 4 means, students are either meeting or exceed the grade-level expectations.

Across the state, just over 46% of students were at levels 3 and 4 in last year’s ELA exams.

That number is even lower in math.

Nearly 39% were levels 3 and 4.

The education department stresses, because of the pandemic – it may not be appropriate to compare last year’s standardized assessment results with results from prior years.