## STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

August 23, 2019

The State Education Department today released the results of the 2019 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests.

In statewide ELA results, 45.4 percent of all test takers in grades 3-8 scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 2018. In statewide math results, 46.7 percent of all test takers in grades 3-8 scored at the proficient level, up 2.2 percentage points from 44.5 in 2018.

At Scotia-Glenville, 48 percent of students achieved proficiency on the ELA exam, compared with 49 percent in 2018. On the mathematics exam, 54 percent achieved proficiency, compared with 46 percent in 2018.

“The Board of Regents and I are committed to ensuring that all children, regardless of where they go to school, have access to equitable opportunities and a high-quality education,” Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “As our Every Student Succeeds Act plan emphasizes, we need multiple, interlocking strategies to address achievement gaps as well as opportunity gaps. State assessments are one tool that helps us do that.”

“During my tenure with the New York State Education Department, I’m proud of the progress we have made in terms of reducing gaps in student achievement,” State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said. “As I’ve consistently said, assessments are a part of the larger picture that we look at when we examine performance levels across the state. This year’s test scores are a positive sign that we are making progress and I believe the deliberative and thoughtful approach outlined in our State’s ESSA plan will continue to benefit the students of New York State.”

Here’s the press release from the state Education Department.

The tests are scored using the range from a high of Level 4 to a low of Level 1:

**Level 4**scores mean that students “excel in the state standards” for that grade level.**Level 3**means that students are “proficient in the state standards” for that grade level.**Level 2**scores mean that students are “not proficient in the state standards” for that grade level (partial but insufficient)**Level 1**scores mean that students are “well below proficient in the state standards” for that grade level.

The mean scores indicate that half of the students scored above that figure and half scored below. The maximum scores on the ELA exams vary by grade, ranging from a maximum score of 419 on the grade 6 exam to a 395 on the grade 8 exam. On the mathematics exam, the highest top scores would range from 416 on the grade 5 exam to 401 on the grade 3 exam.

Here are the specific Scotia-Glenville testing results. There were no significant changes from the 2018 results. In most instances, proficiency levels (those scoring in levels 3 and 4) and the mean scores increased by a few points from 2018.

Here are the 2019 results:

**Grade 3 ELA (166 students)**

- Level 1 – 26 students, 16%
- Level 2 – 53 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 82 students, 49%
- Level 4 – 5 students, 3%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 52%
- Mean score: 600

**Grade 3 Math (164 students)**

- Level 1 – 36 students, 22%
- Level 2 – 37 students, 23%
- Level 3 – 65 students, 40%
- Level 4 – 26 students, 16%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 55%
- Mean score: 599

**Grade 4 ELA (140 students)**

- Level 1 – 32 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 50 students, 36%
- Level 3 – 40 students, 29%
- Level 4 – 18 students, 13%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 41%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 4 Math (145 students)**

- Level 1 – 34 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 45 students, 31%
- Level 3 – 37 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 29 students, 20%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 46%
- Mean score: 597

**Grade 5 ELA (149 students)**

- Level 1 – 35 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 48 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 40 students, 27%
- Level 4 – 26 students, 17%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 44%
- Mean score: 605

**Grade 5 Math (151 students)**

- Level 1 – 43 students, 28%
- Level 2 – 28 students, 19%
- Level 3 – 42 students, 28%
- Level 4 – 38 students, 25%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 602

- Level 1 – 31 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 27 students, 20%
- Level 3 – 20 students, 15%
- Level 4 – 59 students, 43%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 58%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 6 Math (125 students)**

- Level 1 – 21 students, 17%
- Level 2 – 21 students, 17%
- Level 3 – 33 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 50 students, 40%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 66%
- Mean score: 608

**Grade 7 ELA (149 students)**

- Level 1 – 37 students, 25%
- Level 2 – 43 students, 29%
- Level 3 – 47 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 22 students, 15%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 46%
- Mean score: 601

**Grade 7 Math (133 students)**

- Level 1 – 23 students, 17%
- Level 2 – 39 students, 29%
- Level 3 – 41 students, 31%
- Level 4 – 30 students, 23%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 606

**Grade 8 ELA (115 students)**

- Level 1 – 23 students, 20%
- Level 2 – 34 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 35 students, 30%
- Level 4 – 23 students, 20%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 50%
- Mean score: 600

**Grade 8 Math (82 students)**

- Level 1 – 22 students, 27%
- Level 2 – 20 students, 24%
- Level 3 – 28 students, 34%
- Level 4 – 12 student, 15%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 49%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 3 ELA (37 students)**

- Level 1 – 5 students, 14%
- Level 2 – 12 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 19 students, 51%
- Level 4 – 1 students, 3%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 54%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 3 Math (38 students)**

- Level 1 – 6 students, 16%
- Level 2 – 8 students, 21%
- Level 3 – 15 students, 39%
- Level 4 – 9 students, 24%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 63%
- Mean score: 602

**Grade 4 ELA (27 students)**

- Level 1 – 1 students, 4%
- Level 2 – 8 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 44%
- Level 4 – 6 students, 22%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 67%
- Mean score: 608

**Grade 4 Math (29 students)**

- Level 1 – 2 students, 7%
- Level 2 – 7 students, 24%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 41%
- Level 4 – 8 students, 28%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 69%
- Mean score: 606

**Grade 5 ELA (32 students)**

- Level 1 – 7 students, 22%
- Level 2 – 11 students, 34%
- Level 3 – 10 students, 31%
- Level 4 – 4 students, 13%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 44%
- Mean score: 604

**Grade 5 Math (34 students)**

- Level 1 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 2 – 9 students, 26%
- Level 3 – 9 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 9 students, 26%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 3 ELA (36 students)**

- Level 1 – 5 students, 14%
- Level 2 – 15 students, 42%
- Level 3 – 16 students, 44%
- Level 4 – 0 student, 0%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 44%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 3 Math (37 students)**

- Level 1 – 13 students, 35%
- Level 2 – 13 students, 35%
- Level 3 – 11 students, 30%
- Level 4 – 0 students, 0%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 30%
- Mean score: 592

**Grade 4 ELA (30 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 27%
- Level 2 – 12 students, 40%
- Level 3 – 9 students, 30%
- Level 4 – 1 students, 3%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 33%
- Mean score: 593

**Grade 4 Math (32 students)**

- Level 1 – 5 students, 16%
- Level 2 – 10 students, 31%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 38%
- Level 4 – 5 students, 16%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 5 ELA (29 students)**

- Level 1 – 6 students, 21%
- Level 2 – 10 students, 34%
- Level 3 – 9 students, 31%
- Level 4 – 4 students, 14%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 45%
- Mean score: 605

**Grade 5 Math (31 students)**

- Level 1 – 11 students, 35%
- Level 2 – 6 students, 19%
- Level 3 – 10 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 4 students, 13%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 45%
- Mean score: 599

**Grade 3 ELA (38 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 21%
- Level 2 – 6 students, 16%
- Level 3 – 23 students, 61%
- Level 4 – 1 student, 3%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 63%
- Mean score: 602

**Grade 3 Math (35 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 4 students, 11%
- Level 3 – 13 students, 37%
- Level 4 – 10 students, 29%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 66%
- Mean score: 600

**Grade 4 ELA (43 students)**

- Level 1 – 11 students, 26%
- Level 2 – 15 students, 35%
- Level 3 – 11 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 6 students, 14%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 40%
- Mean score: 596

**Grade 4 Math (43 students)**

- Level 1 – 17 students, 40%
- Level 2 – 10 students, 23%
- Level 3 – 6 students, 14%
- Level 4 – 10 students, 23%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 37%
- Mean score: 593

**Grade 5 ELA (33 students)**

- Level 1 – 11 students, 33%
- Level 2 – 10 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 4 – 5 students, 15%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 36%
- Mean score: 601

**Grade 5 Math (34 students)**

- Level 1 – 13 students, 38%
- Level 2 – 5 students, 15%
- Level 3 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 4 – 9 students, 26%
- Level 3 and 43 (proficiency), 47%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 3 ELA (54 students)**

- Level 1 – 7 student, 13%
- Level 2 – 20 students, 37%
- Level 3 – 24 students, 44%
- Level 4 – 3 students, 6%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 50%
- Mean score: 601

**Grade 3 Math (53 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 15%
- Level 2 – 12 students, 23%
- Level 3 – 26 students, 49%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 13%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 62%
- Mean score: 601

**Grade 4 ELA (39 students)**

- Level 1 – 11 students, 28%
- Level 2 – 15 students, 38%
- Level 3 – 8 students, 21%
- Level 4 – 5 students, 13%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 33%
- Mean score: 596

**Grade 4 Math (40 students)**

- Level 1 – 9 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 18 students, 45%
- Level 3 – 7 students, 18%
- Level 4 – 6 students, 15%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 33%
- Mean score: 595

**Grade 5 ELA (53 students)**

- Level 1 – 9 students, 17%
- Level 2 – 17 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 14 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 13 students, 25%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 51%
- Mean score: 609

**Grade 5 Math (50 students)**

- Level 1 – 10 students, 20%
- Level 2 – 8 students, 16%
- Level 3 – 16 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 16 students, 32%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 64%
- Mean score: 605

The opt-out rate (called the “test refusal rate by the state Education Department) declined by two points from 2018 to approximately 16 percent across the state (both ELA and math).

At Scotia-Glenville, 22.2% of students refused to take the ELA test and 39.9% refused to take the mathematics test in the spring.

### Advanced Placement exams allow students to earn college credit while in high school

During late winter and early spring of each school year, students are planning their middle school and high school schedules for the upcoming school year. Scotia-Glenville High School is committed to offering a wide array of Advanced Placement (AP) Courses taught by well-trained teachers, based on the belief that participating in challenging high school courses is the best way for students to prepare for success in college and career. Read more about the AP offerings at Scotia-Glenville.

Beyond AP, there are other college-credit bearing programs offered at Scotia-Glenville:

### Students can take many paths in middle school and high school at Scotia-Glenville

**FEBRUARY 25, 2016**

Gone are the days when all students take the same classes at middle school and high school.

Today, there are opportunities for advancement along the way, a way to challenge students to reach their level of excellence. For example, Scotia-Glenville offers several Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities.

Check out the various paths students can take in the four main subject areas: English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Read more about the ways that students can embark on a challenging level of coursework at Scotia-Glenville.

### Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a process used in schools to provide well-designed instruction, closely monitor all students’ progress and provide additional instructional supports to students who are not meeting grade level expectations. Read more about RTI.

#### Scotia-Glenville SAT results

**Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) I**

Mean Scores are shown below

**Scotia-Glenville**

**514**, Critical reading

**523**, Mathematics

**New York State**

485, Critical reading

499, Mathematics

**United States**

497, Critical reading

514, Mathematics

Here is the Scotia-Glenville Profile that is sent to colleges every year when students apply – information about the most recent graduating class that is used when transcripts are sent to colleges this year.