“We see this as a baseline that can be built on,” he said of the scores. Like other superintendents interviewed, he said the numbers do not appear to be an accurate reflection of student success in college, he said.
One of his concerns was providing necessary remediation to those who scored below proficiency. With all the cutbacks the district has made because of tight budgets, it will be difficult. New York students are at an unfair disadvantage when compared to other states that have not counted their first year results with the new curriculum, he said. But he was confident “scores will improve as teachers and students work with the new assessments.”
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