What does this measure?
The percent of students tested who scored at least a 3 on the state's Common Core Regents exam in English. The test is scored on 5 levels, with levels 3, 4 and 5 considered meeting the state's standard.
Why is this important?
Passing the Regents English exam is required for high school graduation. Beyond that, mastery of communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, is critical for success at college and in the workplace.
How is our region performing?
In 2017, 84% of students in our region passed the Common Core Regents exam in English, a decrease of 3 points from 2016, but still on par with the state. Ontario, Wyoming and Yates had the highest passing rate in our region, each at 91%, and 81% of Monroe County students passed. The state, region and all counties had somewhat lower passing rates in 2017 than in 2016, with the exception of Wayne who remained the same. Seneca County had the largest decrease, falling 8 points from 93% in 2016 to 85% in 2017. In the City of Rochester, 53% of Rochester School District students passed and 57% of charter school students passed.
Notes about the data
Regents exams in several subjects have been revised to reflect Common Core standards. 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. 2016 was the first year that nearly all students took the Common Core version of the English exam. Students have to pass five Regents exams (math, English, global history, U.S. history and science) to graduate. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the second quarter.
|NYS (excluding NYC)||79%||85%||91%||88%|
|Rochester School District||36%||53%||57%||53%|
|Rochester Charter Schools||26%||62%||65%||57%|
|Batavia School District||86%||87%||84%|
|Canandaigua School District||100%||94%||91%|
|Geneva School District||89%||79%|
|NYS (excluding NYC)||23,110||36,663||112,874||116,034|
|Rochester School District||369||840||1,131||1,200|
|Rochester Charter Schools||12||83||180||182|
|Batavia School District||125||143||163|
|Canandaigua School District||159||237||225|
|Geneva School District||132||130|
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