NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping New York's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 52.7%, Black 19.8%, Hispanic 20.1%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

New York Students

  New York United States
Total Students 2,815,581 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 44.8% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 6.9% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 13.2% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

New York Schools

  New York United States
Number of Schools 4,672 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress Not Available 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 586 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 256 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

New York Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $ 1,783,298,674; a 47% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approval Expected

New York Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  99.1% in low poverty schools, 94.9% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  97.1% in low poverty schools, 83.9% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

New York's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  New York 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 68% 69% 36%
White 79% 81% 47%
Black 52% 52% 17%
Hispanic 51% 51% 18%
Low Income 54% 54% 20%

  New York 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 57% 75% 32%
White 71% 87% 43%
Black 38% 56% 14%
Hispanic 38% 56% 16%
Low Income 40% 62% 19%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  New York 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 80% 85% 43%
White 88% 94% 56%
Black 65% 69% 18%
Hispanic 71% 74% 25%
Low Income 71% 76% 28%

  New York 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 59% 70% 30%
White 72% 82% 39%
Black 35% 46% 10%
Hispanic 41% 54% 15%
Low Income 43% 57% 19%

Source: New York Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored 264, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 223, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 265, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 222, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 265, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2002 4th graders scored 2222, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 264, while nationally they scored 263.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 243, while nationally they scored approximately 244; 8th graders scored 280, while nationally they scored 280. 
In 2005 4th graders scored 238, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored 280, while nationally they scored 278. 
In 2003 4th graders scored 236, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored 280, while nationally they scored 276. 
In 2000 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored approximately 222; 8th graders scored 271, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing New York Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 77% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was not available for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

New York Nation
52,843
(35.4%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible New York Students % of Eligible New York Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 274,114 64,906 (23.7%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 315,326 3,692 (1.2%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - New York

Teacher Incentive Fund Center for Educational Innovation (10 NYC Charter schools)
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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