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## Grade 3-8 Math Results 2009

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**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.**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**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**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**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**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**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.**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**• 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**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.**2. Growth: Students who began the grade-by-grade core**curriculum in the early grades are starting at a higher achievement level than did older students who started the grade-by-grade curriculum in later grades. Both sets of students are making progress as they move through school. 12 Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4 All Students Tested as They Move through School, 2006-09 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**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**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.**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**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**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**Status: Middle School:**Improvement in scale scores also. 18 Mean Scale Scores 650**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**Similar Trends Emerge for Different Groups of Students Over Time.**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**Across grades 3-8, average scale scores improved also. 2006-2009 Math: Grades 3-8 Need/Resource Capacity Category Mean Scale Scores 650**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**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**In Buffalo, more students in every grade have met the standards than 4 years ago. Percentage of Students at Levels 3 and 4**47**In Buffalo, students in every grade have now achieved higher average scale scores than 4 years ago. Mean Scale Scores 650**48**Similar Patterns Emerge for the other Big 4 Cities.**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**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