New York released state test scores on Thursday, and they show the city is inching closer to 50% proficiency in reading and math.
In New York City, 47.4% of students scored proficient in reading, compared with 46.7% last year, while 45.6% passed math, compared with 42.7% last year. City students again significantly outperformed New York’s four other big districts of Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, and Yonkers.
Unsurprisingly, there is considerable variation in scores at the school level, especially since many city schools are allowed to use past academic performance to screen students for admission. Though there are some exceptions, selective campuses tend to post higher test scores, while schools that are “unscreened” and serve larger shares of poor students, students with disabilities, or English learners tend to struggle.
While debates continue to rage about how to interpret state testing data, this year’s results are the first time since 2017 that the scores can be reliably compared year over year, since officials have changed the tests repeatedly.
In the searchable table below, you can find scores for every New York City school serving grades 3 to 8, which are required to administer state math and reading tests each year.