Wednesday, August 07, 2013

NY Standardized Test Scores Reported


How did YOUR child's school perform?
 
See GCSD results pages 515-518
 

Listed below: Greece Central's individual school test results compared to Greece Central's "Mean Scale Score" for each grade level tested and each subject area of ELA and Math. *
 
Schools that scored above Greece's mean scores in ELA & math in each grade level.

Paddy Hill
Pine Brook

Schools that scored above or even with Greece' mean scores in ELA & math in each grade level.

Brookside
Craig Hill
Athena Middle School

Schools that scored below Greece's mean scores in ELA and math in each grade level.

Longridge
Lakeshore
Olympia High School

All other schools had a mixture of test scores above and below the district's mean scores. 
 
* Analysis provided by Doug Skeet

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI, did a search,
Level 1: below standard
Level 3 & 4: passing
Level 4: above standards

Anonymous said...

scats,
Here is an updated version of what the definitions of the different levels mean. I got them from engageny. Com.,www.p12.nysed.gov.



New Standards, New Tests, New Scale
EngageNY.org
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New performance standards

NYS Level 4: Student excels in CCLS for this grade level

NYS Level 3: Student is proficient in CCLS for this grade level

NYS Level 2: Student is below proficient in CCLS for this grade level (partial but insufficient)

NYS Level 1: Student is well below proficient in standards for this grade level
New Scale

100 – 425

SCATS said...

To 9:12PM ~~ As I recall, that's not a lot different than before. I glanced over the results. There is cause for concern, LOTS of concern!

Odyssey's & West Ridge's performance were most interesting, too.

Anonymous said...

there are obvious problems with achievement on school, but I would urge some caution in interpreting these results as an indication of precipitous decline. Results are often offered in the media as if the were the result of an objective and perfectly reliable measuring instrument. But this is not always true. Tests can be imperfect, and there is a lot of controversy over the core curriculum this test is based upon.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the plan has worked.
West Ridge and Odyssey more closely resemble the rest of the district. Not only in demographic make-up but in educational results as well.

SCATS said...

To 10:41PM ~~ What happened to bringing Pine Brook into the fold, too?

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder what the recent raise given to the superintendant was based on.

Anonymous said...

Do you see any relationship between "scores" and socio-economics? Think.....correlation?

SCATS said...

To 4:48PM ~~ While we think about that, do YOU see any correlation between scores and teacher absences? Think ... continuity!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear......what happened to Odyssey? Damn those new kids SCATS!

SCATS said...

To 2:26PM ~~ My guess is that she throws one helluva party at her lakeside mansion! Ask any BOE person ;)

SCATS said...

To 4:50PM ~~ Now, now! Let's be 100% fair. The TRUTH is their scores began to plummet the prior year ... before the move, before the new core curriculum ;) Moving merely sealed their fate.

Anonymous said...

SCATS you continue to have your head in the sand, and always love to redirect people to your shortsighted viewpoints.

SCATS said...

To 4:53PM ~~ I'm betting you can't explain what you just wrote and make a case using 3 good examples. If you could, you would have already.

Anonymous said...

Chuck Hubbard made the morning paper on this subject!

Anonymous said...

I agree it is a problem and I think we should spend some time proposing solutions to get the performance turned around and our students can learn.I have one suggestion to start the positive discussion going:
Greece Central School district, in conjunction with any other school districts in the are, work with the colleges that turn out teachers. The students in those colleges who have indicated teaching as a career path, or who would like to see if teaching is a possible path for them, agree to spend 8 hours for one half semester, or one term, whatever works with the colleges, as tutors in classrooms teaching fundamental reading and math skills. My point is that our elementary students need practice and drill time and cannot get that in small groups of two or three in the classroom without aides or tutors.

Problems (before we kill the proposal with objections):
1. How does the student get "compensated"? Maybe they volunteer as it can appear on a resume when applying for a teaching job?
2. How is the teacher freed up to provide guidance? My wife volunteered as a parent many, many years ago. When she arrived in the classroom, there was a folder with the names of students who needed help in reading or math, along with some pages from the textbook that exemplified the problem areas. It probably didn't take long to put it together.
3. What kind of feedback does the college get on its student? I thin the classroom teacher could easily tell which volunteers were effective in keeping the elementary students engaged and busy and which students improved in their math and reading skills. Perhaps a Satisfactory, or Unsatisfactory rating, with a few words of areas for improvement is all that would be needed.

The volunteer tutors would see if they really believe they could be effective as teachers, the elementary classrooms get tutors and perhaps the colleges benefit by having students in teaching programs knowing if this is a career path for them or not.

Any positive thoughts on the plan, or suggested improvements?

SCATS said...

To 5:04AM ~~ I searched the online articles, editorials, etc. and couldn't find his contribution. Could you please provide the article title and reporter's name so I can locate it? Thanks!!

To 10:07AM ~~ Why do we have to "compensate" a college student for time spent learning to teach?? Make it a requirement, call it "interning" etc. Get out of the "we must pay" mentality-mode, please.

I wonder why we don't have our librarians listening to children read ... ?I think it should be a required part of that program.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Scats. I had answered the question of compensation for the volunteers but suggested (not clearly enough) that they just volunteer for the privilege of listing on the resume

Anonymous said...

Diane Ravitch writes a critique of the common core fiasco in the ny daily news

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/punishing-kids-adult-failures-article-1.1420622

She notes
"But Common Core has never been subject to trial or field-testing anywhere. No one knows whether it predicts or measures readiness for college or careers. No one can explain why all 8-year-old students in America should be tested to see if they are on a path for college. "


I think we should not take these results seriously

SCATS said...

To 4:55 PM ~~ Most of us who were schooled in the 40's, 50's, 60's & even the 70's were subjected to teaching "methodologies" that weren't field-tested anywhere. Guess what? We performed better, graduated more students on time , etc.

Anonymous said...

You want to hold students accountable? Retain them and light a fire under their little butts for their everyday schooling. Parents and students know these tests do not matter. The student still gets promoted anyway, no matter how they perform. This system is broken. That is why were of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s were motivated - that and a family structure which valued learning.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... Brookside did better overall than westridge. I wonder what changed?

Anonymous said...

Rachel Barnhart is reporting on her blog that scores were artificially lowered to create a sense or urgent crisis and help get through even more stupider reforms.
http://therochesterian.com/2013/08/10/manufactured-crisis/
I think you miss the bigger picture here your response is off the mark

Anonymous said...

All the students that live in the adjacent apartments are now taught at the Parkland (now Westridge) building. Changing demographic for the school of choice to deal with? They wanted to make sure that those kids' parents would not be inconvenienced by attending school functions at the Brookside campus. So Brookside is a geographic enrollment that excludes the subsidized apartment residents.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, if you actually knew.....Keep the sand out of your eyes.......

SCATS said...

To 10:48AM ~~ Comments like yours are meaningless since they attempt to "attack" what I've stated but address nothing specific ... or even in general. Next time, don't waste your time, please.