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NYC students make gains on English and math tests

New York City students made gains on the 2016 standardized ELA and math tests for grades 3 to 8, according to statewide data released on July 29 by the state Education Department. On the ELA test, 38 percent of the city’s third- through eighth-grade students scored as proficient, up almost 8 percentage points from the previous school year. In math, 36 percent of students in New York City were proficient, up a percentage point over the previous year. New York City students have now caught up to their peers around the state on the English tests.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew released the following statement in response:

I want to thank the teachers, students and parents for all their hard work. With a common sense approach to education, we are seeing results. We know test scores are just one indicator of all the great work going on in our public schools. There is still more to do, but we are moving in the right direction.
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