This story has been corrected to show the proficiency score for the seventh-grade ELA test in the Tarrytowns schools is 62.5 percent, not 59.5 percent.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Students in the Irvington Union Free School District and Pocantico Hills Central School District scored higher on average than students throughout Westchester County, according to recently-released test score data from the New York State Education Department.
Students in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns generally scored lower than the county average except in seventh-grade English and third-grade math. The education department reported slighter higher scores across the state for students meeting proficiency standards or higher.
"Were building a ladder, grade by grade, to college and career readiness," Commissioner John B. King Jr. said in a press release . "These results are a small, positive sign of growth, but not enough of our students are climbing as steadily as they should be. Next school year, we start to implement reforms to make that ladder strong enough to support all our students as they climb toward college and career readiness."
Test scores are divided into four levels: level one scores indicate a student's score is below standards. Level two scores mean students meet basic standards. Level three scores mean students have met proficiency standards. Level four students have exceeded proficiency standards.
Tarrytown saw more than 50 percent of each grade meet or exceed proficiency standards on the English and math tests, with the lowest scores in third- and fifth-grade English, and seventh- and eighth-grade math.
Pocantico Hills saw more than 65 percent of each grade meet or exceed proficiency standards on the English and math tests, with the lowest scores in third- and fifth-grade English and math.
Irvington saw more than 75 percent of each grade meet or exceed proficiency standards on the English and math tests, with the lowest scores in sixth- and seventh-grade English, and third- and fourth-grade math.
Students who achieved scores in level three or four are said to be college-ready. The state education department has a breakdown of each scoring level on its website .
According to the state, 55.1 percent of all students in grades three through eight met or exceeded proficiency standards in English language arts (ELA) and 64.8 percent of all students in grades three through eight met or exceeded proficiency standards in math.
Percentage of Students Meeting Proficiency Standards, according to the state:
Tarrytown ELA scores: 50.5 in third grade, 60.1 in fourth grade, 50.3 in fifth grade, 53.1 in sixth grade, 62.5 in seventh grade and 56.4 in eighth grade.
Tarrytown math scores: 61.3 in third grade, 70.3 in fourth grade, 62.4 in fifth grade, 67.7 in sixth grade, 58.4 in seventh grade and 53.4 in eighth grade.
Pocantico Hills ELA scores: 67.9 in third grade, 81.1 in fourth grade, 70 in fifth grade, 70.6 in sixth grade, 72.9 in seventh grade and 72.7 in eighth grade.
Pocantico Hills math scores: 66.6 in third grade, 83.3 in fourth grade, 70 in fifth grade, 79.4 in sixth grade, 78.3 in seventh grade and 72.7 in eighth grade.
Irvington ELA scores: 86.2 in third grade, 84.7 in fourth grade, 88.2 in fifth grade, 77 in sixth grade, 78.5 in seventh grade and 79.2 in eighth grade.
Irvington math scores: 85.2 in third-grade, 87 in fourth-grade, 94.9 in fifth-grade, 88.8 in sixth-grade, 90 in seventh-grade and 92.4 in eighth-grade.
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