Just over 400 students enrolled in the Riverhead Charter School last school year, reaching the maximum number of students allowed in the charter.
How can we allow our traditional public schools to continue to fail black and Hispanic students? Why aren’t failing schools met with outrage and skepticism?
Assessment results for students at the Riverhead Charter School show proficiency rates of 34 percent on English Language Arts tests taken in April 2016 — a 12 percent improvement — and a slight increase to 33 percent proficiency in math, according to the state Department of Education.
In response to the large numbers of students who have opted out of state-mandated testing in previous years, New York State education officials recently compromised by agreeing to hold off until 2020 on tying test results to teacher ratings.
The number of students opting out of state-mandated math assessments this year increased across the board on the North Fork, mirroring a trend seen last week with the required English Language Arts tests.
A large percentage of students in Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River refused to take the state-mandated English Language Arts assessment Tuesday, according to numbers provided by school officials.
As February comes to a close, students at the Riverhead Charter School hosted their third annual Black History Month Celebration Thursday evening. READ