Math test refusals hold steady compared to ELA opt-out rates in March

05/05/2017 2:21 PM |

The amount of students who refused to take state-mandated math assessments this week is similar to the English Language Arts opt-out rates in March, according to local school district officials.

Nearly 77 percent of Shoreham-Wading River school district students opted out of the assessments. In Riverhead, about 32 percent of students refused to sit for the exams.

About 34 percent of Riverhead Charter School students declined to take the assessments.

Below is a break down of refusals by grade for each district.

Riverhead Central School District

School Grade Total Students Refusals Percent Refusals
Aquebogue 3 90 17 19%
Aquebogue 4 99 40 40%
Phillips 3 128 7 5%
Phillips 4 127 18 14%
Riley 3 115 36 31%
Riley 4 132 48 36%
Roanoke 3 72 2 3%
Roanoke 4 69 10 14%
Pulaski 5 406 157 39%
Pulaski 6 414 174 42%
RMS 7 418 138 33%
RMS 8 222 88 40%
District Total 2292 735 32%

Riverhead Charter School

Grade Total Students Refusals Percent Refusals
3 44 16 36%
4 45 10 22%
5 43 23 53%
6 46 9 20%
7 22 10 45%
8 24 8 33%
Total 224 76 34%

Shoreham-Wading River

Grade Total Students Eligible Number of Refusals Percent Refusals
3 151 111 73.5%
4 162 121 74.7%
5 167 127 76.0%
6 192 152 72.9%
7 187 147 78.6%
8* 36 35 97.2%
Total 895 693 77.4%

*Most eighth grade students took the Algebra I Regents exam instead of math assessments.

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