See how your child’s grade level did in state testing this year

08/04/2012 9:00 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO |Roanoke Avenue Elementary principal Thomas Payton helps a student off the bus on the first day of school last year.

While state assessment test scores in three local school districts generally improved from last year, Riverhead Central School District’s report card came back mixed, with mean scores for English in grades 3 through 8 either at or below the state average and math scores mostly above state standards, according to state assessment results.

Shoreham-Wading River was Riverhead Town’s top-performing school, with grades that exceeded state averages in both math and English, while Riverhead Charter School saw generally positive improvement in both average scores and the number of students who met or exceeded state proficiency standards.

The annual New York State tests evaluate students in grades 3 through 8 based on their English and math skills, and serve as a benchmark to determine how well schools are conforming to state standards.

Riverhead school’s English scores were the worst of the three local districts, falling just below state average in all grades except sixth, which was even with the state mean score.

However, math average scores in Riverhead were mostly better than the state’s average, and both math and English average scores across the grades rose slightly from last year, which matches a statewide trend in overall rising test scores.

The number of students who met or exceeded expectations in Riverhead are also up from last year, but lag behind the state average in English and are on par in math. The biggest improvement came in fifth grade English rates, where 59.1 percent of students passed, up more than 22 percent from 2011.

The biggest single decline in passing rate came in the Riverhead Charter School’s third grade math tests, which fell from 77.5 percent passing in 2011 to 51.3 percent passing in 2012. But rates in the other three grades at the charter school all greatly exceeded the state average.

Shoreham-Wading River had the best scores of the three local schools, according to the report. Test scores and passing rates generally rose, and all exceeded state averages. The district’s math scores were slightly higher than their English results, which also copies statewide results.

Riverhead, Shoreham-Wading River, and Riverhead Charter School’s test results are below. You can read the full state assessment results for 2012 here.

Students who met or exceeded expectations

Riverhead Central School District

English:

Grade 3: 47.9 percent (down from 54.8 percent in 2011)

Grade 4: 59.2 percent (up from 56.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 59.1 percent (up from 48.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 55 percent (down from 55.1 percent in 2011)

Grade 7: 44.6 percent (up from 38.8 percent in 2011)

Grade 8: 43 percent (down from 43.7 percent in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 61.7 percent (up from 60.7 percent in 2011)

Grade 4: 66.3 percent (down from 71.6 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 69.5 percent (up from 67.4 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 65 percent (down from 66.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 7: 75.2 percent (up from 65.6 percent in 2011)

Grade 8: 61.3 percent (no change from 2011)

 

Shoreham Wading River School District:

English:

Grade 3: 74.5 percent (up from 70.9 percent in 2011)

Grade 4: 71.1 percent (down from 71.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 75.9 percent (up from 70.6 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 78.1 percent (up from 75.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 7: 73.1 percent (up from 71.1 percent in 2011)

Grade 8: 71.3 percent (up from 67.9 percent in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 79.9 percent (up from 74.9 percent in 2011)

Grade 4: 79 percent (down from 82.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 82 percent (down from 88.3 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 87.8 percent (up from 75.2 percent in 2011)

Grade 7: 81.9 percent (up from 81.4 percent in 2011)

Grade 8: 76.7 percent (up from 67.5 percent in 2011)

 

Riverhead Charter School:

English:

Grade 3: 56.4 percent (no change from 2011)

Grade 4: 65.8 percent (down from 77.1 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 96.3 percent (up from 71.4 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 84.6 percent (up from 55 percent in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 51.3 percent (down from 77.5 percent in 2011)

Grade 4: 89.4 percent (up from 80 percent in 2011)

Grade 5: 85.8 percent (down from 96.5 percent in 2011)

Grade 6: 92.4 percent (up from 80 percent in 2011)

 

Average Test Scores

Riverhead Central School District

English:

Grade 3: 660 (down from 662 in 2011)

Grade 4: 672 (up from 671 in 2011)

Grade 5: 669 (up from 665 in 2011)

Grade 6: 663 (up from 661 in 2011)

Grade 7: 663 (up from 662 in 2011)

Grade 8: 655 (up from 652 in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 687 (up from 685 in 2011)

Grade 4: 686 (down from 690 in 2011)

Grade 5: 688 (no change from 2011)

Grade 6: 684 (up from 682 in 2011)

Grade 7: 687 (up from 684 in 2011)

Grade 8: 679 (no change from 2011)

 

Shoreham Wading River School District:

English:

Grade 3: 670 (up from 669 in 2011)

Grade 4: 679 (no change from 2011)

Grade 5: 675 (down from 674 in 2011)

Grade 6: 671 (up from 668 in 2011)

Grade 7: 672 (no change in 2011)

Grade 8: 667 (up from 664 in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 698 (up from 692 in 2011)

Grade 4: 695 (down from 698 in 2011)

Grade 5: 701 (no change from 2011)

Grade 6: 695 (up from 687 in 2011)

Grade 7: 686 (no change from 2011)

Grade 8: 688 (up from 685 in 2011)

 

Riverhead Charter School:

English:

Grade 3: 663 (down from 664 in 2011)

Grade 4: 677 (down from 681 in 2011)

Grade 5: 676 (no change from 2011)

Grade 6: 668 (up from 663 in 2011)

Math:

Grade 3: 684 (down from 689 in 2011)

Grade 4: 700 (up from 697 in 2011)

Grade 5: 702 (down from 703 in 2011)

Grade 6: 698 (up from 689 in 2011)

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