Changes to NYS Grades 3 – 8 Assessments. In 2010, NYS Raised the Bar for Proficiency. In 2010, Grade 8 proficiency levels were redefined to align with college-ready performance: A Level 2 offers students a 75% chance of scoring a 65 on the English or Math Regents.
* Note: A level 2 score in 2009 was designated “Partially Meeting the Learning Standard”; a Level 2 in 2010 is now referred to as “Meets Basic Standard”. A Level 3 in 2009 was “Meeting Learning Standards” and in 2010 is now “Meets Proficiency Standard”
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) includes items that may align more closely to the CCSS. You can access NAEP items online: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx
To find more information on the NYSED website regarding the 2011 testing changes, please see: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2010Meetings/February2010/0210emscd2.htm and http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/ei/2011-testspecs-rev.pdf
WM = Writing Mechanics. Source: D. Abu-Lughod
WM = Writing Mechanics.
Source: D. July 1, 2010