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Thursday, August 14, 2014

CCSSO Releases Statement on New York Assessment Results

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

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2014) -- Today, New York state released the results of its Spring 2014 assessments in mathematics and English language arts. This is the second year New York has administered assessments in grades 3-8 aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement:

"I applaud the students, teachers, and leaders in the State of New York for making strides academically over the past year as they work to master higher standards. As states across the country move toward college- and career-ready standards, New York has been a leader in implementation. New York remains focused on providing significant resources to professional development for educators and has shown a strong commitment to transparency during this time of transition. We know that change is difficult and will not happen overnight, but students and teachers in New York are demonstrating real and positive progress to ensure every child graduates from high school better prepared for college, careers, and life."

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.