Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reading And Math Scores Improve For Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 - Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

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NY Times reports that:
Reading and math scores for New York students in grades three through eight showed extraordinary gains across the state since last year, with particularly striking leaps in the large urban areas, including New York City.
The gains were apparent for nearly every grade tested in both subjects, in some cases with double-digit increases in the percentage of students performing at grade level or above, according to the scores on the annual statewide exams released by education officials on Monday.
Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 showed improvements in per cent of students passsing for all grades tested except third. Here is link to test results for Roosevelt Island. For more information on Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 including it's budget, attendance and performance evaluation visit the school's portal page. There is also a poll question on whether the school should establish a gifted and talent program for students on the right side column.