## STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

September 26, 2018

The New York State Education Department has released the results of statewide testing taken by students in grades 3-8 in April and May in both English Language Arts and mathematics.

Statewide, in ELA, 45.2 percent of all test takers in grades 3-8 scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4). In math, 44.5 percent of all test takers in grades 3-8 scored at the proficient level.

This occurred at the same time that the statewide test refusal rate dropped to 18 percent, down from 19 percent in 2017.

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.

Both testing percentages are increases from the 2017 results. However, the Education Department cautions not to compare these results with 2017 because the testing switched to a two-day program this past spring, down from three days in 2017. The department says the 2018 results will be able to be compared with the 2019 and 2020 results.

Read more about the state testing results.

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:

**Grade 3 ELA (153 students)**

- Level 1 – 31 students, 20%
- Level 2 – 46 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 69 students, 45%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 5%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 50%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 3 Math (148 students)**

- Level 1 – 48 students, 32%
- Level 2 – 29 students, 20%
- Level 3 – 48 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 23 students, 16%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 48%
- Mean score: 595

**Grade 4 ELA (156 students)**

- Level 1 – 23 students, 15%
- Level 2 – 50 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 56 students, 36%
- Level 4 – 27 students, 17%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 4 Math (155 students)**

- Level 1 – 39 students, 25%
- Level 2 – 55 students, 35%
- Level 3 – 40 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 21 students, 14%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 39%
- Mean score: 596

**Grade 5 ELA (137 students)**

- Level 1 – 31 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 43 students, 31%
- Level 3 – 34 students, 25%
- Level 4 – 29 students, 21%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 46%
- Mean score: 604

**Grade 5 Math (134 students)**

- Level 1 – 30 students, 22%
- Level 2 – 34 students, 25%
- Level 3 – 39 students, 29%
- Level 4 – 31 students, 23%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 52%
- Mean score: 602

- Level 1 – 28 students, 19%
- Level 2 – 42 students, 28%
- Level 3 – 38 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 41 students, 28%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 53%
- Mean score: 602

**Grade 6 Math (139 students)**

- Level 1 – 27 students, 19%
- Level 2 – 41 students, 29%
- Level 3 – 33 students, 24%
- Level 4 – 38 students, 27%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 51%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 7 ELA (132 students)**

- Level 1 – 39 students, 40%
- Level 2 – 35 students, 27%
- Level 3 – 42 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 16 students, 12%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 44%
- Mean score: 600

**Grade 7 Math (128 students)**

- Level 1 – 31 students, 24%
- Level 2 – 27 students, 21%
- Level 3 – 39 students, 30%
- Level 4 – 31 students, 24%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 54%
- Mean score: 604

**Grade 8 ELA (118 students)**

- Level 1 – 20 students, 17%
- Level 2 – 47 students, 40%
- Level 3 – 25 students, 21%
- Level 4 – 26 students, 22%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 43%
- Mean score: 599

**Grade 8 Math (69 students)**

- Level 1 – 22 students, 32%
- Level 2 – 31 students, 45%
- Level 3 – 15 students, 22%
- Level 4 – 1 student, 1%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 23%
- Mean score: 599

**Grade 3 ELA (33 students)**

- Level 1 – 3 students, 9%
- Level 2 – 4 students, 12%
- Level 3 – 24 students, 73%
- Level 4 – 2 students, 6%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 79%
- Mean score: 605

**Grade 3 Math (33 students)**

- Level 1 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 2 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 36%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 21%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 58%
- Mean score: 601

**Grade 4 ELA (27 students)**

- Level 1 – 2 students, 7%
- Level 2 – 9 students, 33%
- Level 3 – 14 students, 52%
- Level 4 – 2 students, 7%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 59%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 4 Math (28 students)**

- Level 1 – 4 students, 14%
- Level 2 – 8 students, 29%
- Level 3 – 9 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 25%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 57%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 5 ELA (29 students)**

- Level 1 – 5 students, 17%
- Level 2 – 6 students, 21%
- Level 3 – 8 students, 28%
- Level 4 – 10 students, 34%L
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 62%
- Mean score: 614

**Grade 5 Math (28 students)**

- Level 1 – 3 students, 11%
- Level 2 – 6 students, 21%
- Level 3 – 8 students, 29%
- Level 4 – 11 students, 39%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 68%
- Mean score: 610

**Grade 3 ELA (40 students)**

- Level 1 – 13 students, 33%
- Level 2 – 12 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 14 students, 35%
- Level 4 – 1 student, 3%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 38%
- Mean score: 593

**Grade 3 Math (37 students)**

- Level 1 – 12 students, 32%
- Level 2 – 9 students, 24%
- Level 3 – 13 students, 35%
- Level 4 – 3 students, 8%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 43%
- Mean score: 591

**Grade 4 ELA (35 students)**

- Level 1 – 4 students, 11%
- Level 2 – 14 students, 40%
- Level 3 – 13 students, 37%
- Level 4 – 4 students, 11%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 49%
- Mean score: 602

**Grade 4 Math (32 students)**

- Level 1 – 9 students, 28%
- Level 2 – 12 students, 38%
- Level 3 – 10 students, 31%
- Level 4 – 1 students, 3%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 34%
- Mean score: 594

**Grade 5 ELA (25 students)**

- Level 1 – 3 students, 12%
- Level 2 – 8 students, 32%
- Level 3 – 5 students, 20%
- Level 4 – 9 students, 36%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 56%
- Mean score: 615

**Grade 5 Math (24 students)**

- Level 1 – 3 students, 13%
- Level 2 – 7 students, 29%
- Level 3 – 4 students, 17%
- Level 4 – 10 students, 42%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 58%
- Mean score: 608

**Grade 3 ELA (44 students)**

- Level 1 – 13 students, 30%
- Level 2 – 13 students, 30%
- Level 3 – 17 students, 39%
- Level 4 – 1 student, 2%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 41%
- Mean score: 594

**Grade 3 Math (42 students)**

- Level 1 – 20 students, 48%
- Level 2 – 4 students, 10%
- Level 3 – 11 students, 26%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 17%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 43%
- Mean score: 591

**Grade 4 ELA (37 students)**

- Level 1 – 9 students, 24%
- Level 2 – 9 students, 24%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 32%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 19%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 51%
- Mean score: 602

**Grade 4 Math (38 students)**

- Level 1 – 9 students, 24%
- Level 2 – 15 students, 39%
- Level 3 – 8 students, 21%
- Level 4 – 6 students, 16%
- Levels 3 and 4 (proficiency), 37%
- Mean score: 595

**Grade 5 ELA (46 students)**

- Level 1 – 13 students, 28%
- Level 2 – 15 students, 33%
- Level 3 – 11 students, 24%
- Level 4, 7 students, 15%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 39%
- Mean score: 599

**Grade 5 Math (43 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 19%
- Level 2 – 14 students, 33%
- Level 3 – 13 students, 30%
- Level 4 – 8 students, 19%
- Level 3 and 43 (proficiency), 49%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 3 ELA (35 students)**

- Level 1 – 1 student, 3%
- Level 2 – 17 students, 49%
- Level 3 – 14 students, 40%
- Level 4 – 3 students, 9%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 49%
- Mean score: 603

**Grade 3 Math (35 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 9 students, 26%
- Level 3 – 12 students, 34%
- Level 4 – 6 students, 17%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 51%
- Mean score: 598

**Grade 4 ELA (55 students)**

- Level 1 – 7 students, 13%
- Level 2 – 17 students, 31%
- Level 3 – 17 students, 31%
- Level 4 – 14 students, 25%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 56%
- Mean score: 605

**Grade 4 Math (55 students)**

- Level 1 – 15 students, 27%
- Level 2 – 20 students, 36%
- Level 3 – 13 students, 24%
- Level 4 – 7 students, 13%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 36%
- Mean score: 596

**Grade 5 ELA (35 students)**

- Level 1 – 8 students, 23%
- Level 2 – 14 students, 40%
- Level 3 – 10 students, 29%
- Level 4 – 3 students, 9%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 37%
- Mean score: 600

**Grade 5 Math (37 students)**

- Level 1 – 14 students, 38%
- Level 2 – 7 students, 19%
- Level 3 – 14 students, 38%
- Level 4 – 2 students, 5%
- Level 3 and 4 (proficiency), 43%
- Mean score: 594

The opt-out rate (called the “test refusal rate by the state Education Department) declined statewide by one percent point in 2018 – to 18 percent, from 19 percent in 2017 and 21 percent in 2016.

Scotia-Glenvile’s opt-out rate, meaning students who did not take the tests with their parent’s permission, stood at 26.8 percent for the ELA exams and 30.1 percent on the mathematics exams. The 2017 opt-out figures were 30.4 percent for ELA and 31.1 percent for mathematics.

### 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:

University in the High School (UHS)

Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)

### 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.