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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The percent of students tested who met or exceeded the state standard on the NYS Grade 3 Math exam, broken down by students' race or ethnicity. Student performance is scored from level 1 to 4. The state standard is met by scoring at level 3 or 4 and is considered passing.

Why is this important?

Early development of mathematics concepts provides the basis for mastery of problem solving and computation skills.

How is our region performing?

Passing rates were higher for Asian and white students in the region (63% and 57%, respectively) than for Hispanic and African American students (31% and 28%, respectively) in 2019. For all racial/ethnic groups, rates were higher at the state level than in the region. Students in each racial/ethnic group in Monroe County matched the performance of the region, except white students who outperformed the region by 6 percentage points. The low number of African American, Hispanic, and Asian third-graders in many of the region's counties prevents any meaningful comparison of results across ethnic groups within these counties. The Rochester City district had passing rates of 22% for Hispanic students, 20% for African American students, and 38% for white students, among the lowest in the region.

We note that a substantial number of students did not take state exams in 2019 due to parent concerns about testing in schools. In our region in 2019, 16% of 3rd-8th graders in the region opted not to take the Math exam. In 2019, Spencerport School District had the highest opt-out rate, at 38%, while the Rochester City School District had the lowest rate at 5%. The large percentage of students not taking the exam may have a significant effect on overall achievement levels and should therefore give caution to interpreting these results.

Notes about the data

Changes in the state's testing program over the last decade impact the comparability of test results year to year. In 2013, the state shifted to Common Core Standards and Common Core-based tests, making prior years' results non-comparable. The Common Core was adopted in most states to better prepare students for success beyond high school by emphasizing problem solving, understanding and synthesis, comprehension of nonfiction text, and other higher-order thinking skills. Due to the state's new two-session test design and performance standards, the 2018 grades 3-8 results cannot be compared with prior-year results, though results from 2013 to 2017 are provided for context.

Subgroup data is not published for small groups (fewer than six students) in order to protect the confidentiality of students.

Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Student Performance on Grade 3 Math, by Race/Ethnicity, 2019
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS77%43%43%62%
NYS (excluding NYC)75%31%39%60%
Region63%28%31%57%
Monroe63%28%32%63%
Surrounding Counties33%26%26%51%
Genesee29%36%42%54%
Livingston33%57%21%53%
Ontario69%21%24%56%
Orleans20%30%55%
Seneca44%33%41%
Wayne57%11%22%45%
Wyoming31%58%
Yates14%39%
Rochester School District28%20%22%38%
Rochester Charter Schools56%48%88%
Batavia School District36%50%54%
Canandaigua School District33%46%50%
Geneva School District33%10%11%35%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.




Number of Students Passing Grade 3 Math, by Race/Ethnicity, 2019
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS13,95712,81022,12742,364
NYS (excluding NYC)4,4703,5877,66933,683
Region1805264614,115
Monroe1764933822,351
Surrounding Counties233791,764
Genesee21211277
Livingston246249
Ontario9524453
Orleans48168
Seneca45101
Wayne4421336
Wyoming4135
Yates145
Rochester School District1622413864
Rochester Charter Schools1533915
Batavia School District10663
Canandaigua School District2699
Geneva School District22620

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.




Student Performance on Grade 3 Math, by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS60%19%22%41%
NYS (excluding NYC)58%14%19%40%
Region52%8%15%41%
Monroe51%8%14%47%
Surrounding Counties61%7%17%35%
Genesee29%6%14%38%
Livingston67%29%37%
Ontario69%11%19%38%
Orleans10%20%27%
SenecaN/A26%
Wayne57%3%13%36%
Wyoming20%40%
Yates11%18%
Rochester School District11%4%4%19%
Rochester Charter Schools10%66%70%
Batavia School DistrictN/A28%
Canandaigua School District31%43%
Geneva School District33%4%9%21%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.




Number of Students Passing Grade 3 Math, by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS10,9176,86110,64638,045
NYS (excluding NYC)3,3521,9163,43931,507
Region1751611733,494
Monroe1451511332,096
Surrounding Counties3010401,398
Genesee213200
Livingston47195
Ontario20511377
Orleans3694
Seneca069
Wayne4110325
Wyoming2117
Yates121
Rochester School District8492445
Rochester Charter Schools32316
Batavia School District043
Canandaigua School District494
Geneva School District21317

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.







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