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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CCSSO Executive Director Weighs in on New York State Assessment Release

Contact:Melissa McGrathmelissa.mcgrath@ccsso.org202-336-7034

Washington, DC -Today New York state released the results of the April 2013 grades 3-8 math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments. These assessment results provide information for the first time on New York student progress towards meeting the goals in the Common Core State Standards. CCSSO Executive Director, Chris Minnich released the following statement: 

Too many students graduate from high school unprepared for the challenges of college and work. New York has raised the bar for students with the Common Core State Standards, challenging those students to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, learn how to think critically, and apply what they are learning to the real world.  The newly released assessment scores give us a fair and honest look at the work we have to do and reflect the hard truth that students are struggling to meet these higher goals. New York has done a significant amount of work to develop a vast body of resources and tools to help principals and teachers prepare to help their students and remains committed to working with all educators and students to meet these higher goals.  I applaud New York for their leadership and ensuring that students are leaving high school better prepared to succeed.