Grade 3-8 Math Results 2009

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# Grade 3-8 Math Results 2009

## Grade 3-8 Math Results 2009

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1. Grade 3-8 Math Results2009

2. 2 Student Growth Tracked Over Time: 2006 – 2009 • Grade-by-grade testing began in 2006. • The tests and data system track the academic growth of students over time. • Example: We can see how 3rd graders in 2006 are performing as 6th graders in 2009. • Measuring the progress of students over time from one grade to the next: This is crucial to the Board of Regents. • Examining student achievement over time is a valuable tool for districts and schools to monitor how their practices affect academic growth.

3. 1. In previous years, we have compared the same grade over a series of years – like this example for Grade 6: 3 We will show slides in two different ways Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 All Students Tested: 2006-09

4. 2. Now we can also show the growth of classes of students as they move from one grade to the next over the 4 years of grades 3-8 tests. This example shows the growth of students from 3rd grade to 6th grade: 4 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 Grade 3 in 2006 Grade 4 in 2007 Grade 5 in 2008 Grade 6 in 2009 3 8 Grade 3 in 2006 Class of 2014

5. 5 We will also analyze student performance in 2 ways: • Look at the percentage of students who progress from Level 1 and 2 to Level 3 and 4 • Look at increases in student scale scores

6. 6 What are student scale scores? • Students are graded on a scale from the upper 400’s to the upper 700’s. • Students at the bottom of the scale are in Level 1. Students at the top of the scale are in Level 4. • The number of students scoring at Level 3 and 4 has shown measured progress, with gains for classes of students over time. • But the increase in average scale scores over time is sometimes relatively smaller.

7. 7 What Are the Results? • Measured gains overall. • Students who began the 3-8 grade-by-grade core curriculum in the early grades started at a higher achievement level than did older students who started the grade-by-grade curriculum in higher grades, for example, grades 6 and 7. • More of this year’s students are meeting the standards (scoring in Level 3 & 4) than did students in those grades 4 years ago.

8. 8 What Are the Results? • Average student scale scores (as opposed to the percentage at Level 3 & 4) show measured progress as students have progressed from one grade to the next. 5. Middle school performance, which was very low when the grade 3-8 core curriculum began 4 years ago, has improved significantly over time. 6. Even with the improvements, many students still are not meeting the standards.

9. More students are scoring in Level 3 & 4 across grades 3-8. 9 The percentage of students across all grades 3-8 who are scoring in Level 3 & 4 increased more this year. Number of Students Tested in Grades 3-8 2006 2007 2008 2009 Grades 3-8 1,262,139 1,238,635 1,217,789 1,211,360

10. 10 • Measured gains overall. The average student scale score across all grades 3-8 increased this year. *A score of 650 is the cutpoint between Level 2 and Level 3. 650*

11. 11 Why Are Average Gains in Scale Scores Sometimes Smaller Than Gains in the Percentage at Level 3 and 4? • The Answer: • As students progressed through school, many have improved their performance over time enough to move over the line (a score of 650) from Level 2 to Level 3. • But the increase in the average scale score over time was sometimes smaller.

13. 3. Status: More of this year’s students are meeting the standards (Level 3 & 4) than did students in those grades 4 years ago. 13 Number of Students Tested 2006 2007 2008 2009 Grade 3 201,956 200,217 197,500 200,336 Grade 4 202,791 199,391 198,730 197,704 Grade 5 209,242 203,956 199,746 199,511 Grade 6 211,428 206,220 202,058 199,940 Grade 7 217,308 213,436 209,039 204,648 Grade 8 219,414 215,415 210,716 209,221 Grades 3-8 1,262,139 1,238,635 1,217,789 1,211,360 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

14. 14 4. Growth in Average Scale Scores • Students are graded on a scale from the upper 400’s to the upper 700’s. • Students at the bottom of the scale are in Level 1. Students at the top of the scale are in Level 4. • The number of students scoring at Level 3 and 4 had shown measured progress, with gains for classes of students over time. • But the increase in average scale scores over time is sometimes relatively smaller.

15. Growth: Gains in average student scale scores are small to moderate as students progress from grade to grade. 15 All Students Tested as They Move through School, 2006-09 *A score of 650 is the cutpoint between Level 2 and Level 3. 650* 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

16. 16 Status: This year’s students had higher average scale scores than did the students in those same grades 4 years ago. *A score of 650 is the cutpoint between Level 2 and Level 3. 650

17. 5.Status: Middle school has improved as more students meet the standards.When the grade 3-8 tests began in 2006, the percentage of students achieving Levels 3 & 4 was lower in the middle grades than in the elementary grades. But now, performance in middle school has improved significantly. 17 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

18. Status: Middle School: Improvement in scale scores also. 18 Mean Scale Scores 650

19. 19 Why the Progress Overall? • Over time, the State has invested significantly more resources in education. • Universal Pre-Kindergarten has been expanding and reaching more students each year. • The grade-by-grade core curriculum, introduced in 2006, seems to be helping. Schools are aligning their instruction with the grade-by-grade curriculum. • Schools have seized opportunities to incorporate best practices and support programs and are increasing professional development to improve instruction.

20. 20 Similar Trends Emerge for Different Groups of Students Over Time.

21. Growth: More students with disabilities met the standards (scoring in Levels 3 & 4) as they progressed through school. 21 But achievement is still low. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

22. 22 Growth: Fewer students with disabilities are scoring in Level 1 (showing serious academic difficulties) as they move through school. Percentage of Students at Level 1 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 5 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

23. Growth: The average scale score for students with disabilities has shown improvement in the later grades as students have moved through school. 23 Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

24. 24 Growth: English Language Learners show mixed improvement in advancing to Levels 3 & 4 as they have moved through school. Earlier grades are starting with more students at Levels 3&4. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

25. Growth: The percentage of English Language Learners scoring at Level 1 (showing serious academic difficulties) has decreased significantly. 25 Percentage of Students at Level 1 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

26. Growth: The increase in average scale scores for English Language Learners has been mixed, but overall performance has improved. Earlier grades now have much higher average scale scores. 26 Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

27. Across all Grades 3-8, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students have experienced the most growth in meeting the standards. 27 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

28. Across all Grades 3-8, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students also had the most growth in average scale scores. 28 Mean Scale Scores 650

29. Growth: More Black students have reached Levels 3 & 4 as they moved through school. 29 Percentage of Black Students Scoring at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

30. Growth: Black students made gains in average scale scores as they progressed through school. 30 Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

31. Growth: More Hispanic students reached Levels 3 & 4 as they moved through school. 31 The percentage of this year’s Hispanic 7th and 8th graders scoring in Levels 3 & 4 increased significantly as they moved from one grade to the next through school. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

32. Growth: Hispanic students have made gains in average scale scores as they progressed through school. 32 Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

33. Growth: White students often made smaller gains in reaching Levels 3 & 4 as they progressed through school than did Black and Hispanic students, but overall performance is much higher. 33 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

34. 34 Growth: Average scale scores for White students have improved for most classes of students as they moved through school. Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

35. 35 Status: This year’s White students have higher average scale scores than White students in those grades did 4 years before. Mean Scale Scores 650

36. 36 Across all Grades 3-8, districts in all need/resource categories have made significant gains in the percentage of students scoring in Levels 3 & 4. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

37. 37 Across grades 3-8, average scale scores improved also. 2006-2009 Math: Grades 3-8 Need/Resource Capacity Category Mean Scale Scores 650

38. Growth: In New York City, students beginning the grade-by-grade core curriculum earlier in their careers have a larger percentage at Levels 3&4. All students are improving as they move through classes. 38 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

39. 39 Status: More of this year’s New York Citystudents are scoring in Level 3 & 4 than did students in those grades 4 years ago. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

40. 40 Growth: The average scale score of New York City students has generally increased as students have progressed from one grade to the next through school. Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

41. 41 Status: New York City students in 2009 have higher scale scores than did students in those same grades 4 years ago. Mean Scale Scores 650

42. Across all Grades 3-8, in each of the Big 5 Cities, the percentage of students scoring in Levels 3 & 4 has significantly increased over the past 4 years. 42 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 86.4%

43. 43 Across all Grades 3-8, in each of the Big 5 Cities, students’ average scale scores have increased over the past 4 years. Mean Scale Scores 650

44. 44 Growth: In Buffalo, the percentage of students scoring in Level 3 & 4 has increased substantially as students have moved from one grade to the next through school during the past 4 years. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

45. Growth: In Buffalo, the average student scale score has typically increased as students have moved from one grade to the next through school during the past 4 years. 45 Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

46. 46 In Buffalo, more students in every grade have met the standards than 4 years ago. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4

47. 47 In Buffalo, students in every grade have now achieved higher average scale scores than 4 years ago. Mean Scale Scores 650

48. 48 Similar Patterns Emerge for the other Big 4 Cities.

49. 49 Math2006-2009: Rochester All Students Tested as They Move through School Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016

50. 50 Math2006-2009: Rochester All Students Tested as They Move through School Mean Scale Scores 650 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 7 8 8 Grade 3 in 2006Class of 2015 Grade 4 in 2006Class of 2014 Grade 5 in 2006Class of 2013 Grade 6 in 2006Class of 2012 Grade 7 in 2006Class of 2011 Grade 8 in 2006Class of 2010 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016