Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018

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Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018

What does this measure?

The percent of students tested who scored at level 3 or above--meeting or exceeding the state standard--on the state Grade 4 English exam, broken down by students' race or ethnicity. The test is scored by placing a student's performance in one of four levels.

Why is this important?

Early reading skills are critical to a successful school experience and a productive work life.

How is the region performing?

Passing rates were higher for Asian and white students in the region (61% and 45%, respectively) than for African American and Hispanic and students (25% and 29%, respectively) in 2018. Rates in the region were lower for each group, at the state (excluding NYC) level.

Passing rates were especially low among Hispanic and African American students in the school districts of Poughkeepsie and Fallsburgh. They were higher for Hispanic students in the larger districts of Cornwall (71%) and for African American students in Cornwell in Orange and Brewster in Putnam (both at 67%).

It should be noted that a substantial number of students did not take state exams in 2018 due to parent concerns about testing in schools. The large percentage of students not taking the exam may have an effect on overall achievement levels and should therefore give caution when interpreting results. The opt out rate was 28% for the Region and was 26% in Columbia, 28% in Dutchess, 20% in Greene, 27% in Orange, 34% in Putnam, 16% in Sullivan, and 35% in Ulster.

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 addition to the shift to Common Core Standards in 2013, the state in 2010 revised scoring of its tests, raising the threshold for passing. 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. Test results for small racial groups were not disclosed to protect student privacy. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County18%31%46%
Dutchess County24%27%47%
Greene County20%23%29%
Orange County63%29%31%49%
Putnam County59%33%58%
Sullivan County13%21%32%
Ulster County54%22%23%40%
NYS (excluding NYC)66%27%31%50%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central32%
Hudson City38%13%28%34%
Kinderhook Central14%58%
Taconic Hills Central46%48%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central35%31%49%
Beacon City24%36%66%
Dover Union Free19%35%
Hyde Park Central33%26%34%
Millbrook Central40%39%
Northeast Central21%
Pawling Central64%
Pine Plains Central21%
Poughkeepsie City15%18%
Red Hook Central61%
Rhinebeck Central43%59%
Spackenkill Union Free73%57%69%51%
Wappingers Central72%27%30%48%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central0%18%
Catskill Central33%25%35%
Coxsackie-Athens Central13%22%
Hunter-Tannersville Central53%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free17%37%37%
Cornwall Central89%67%71%81%
Florida Union Free38%49%
Goshen Central67%33%26%30%
Greenwood Lake Union Free87%
Highland Falls Central5%33%
Middletown City56%27%18%45%
Minisink Valley Central35%41%
Monroe-Woodbury Central61%55%36%56%
Newburgh City27%31%57%
Pine Bush Central21%34%36%
Port Jervis City36%34%40%
Valley Central49%51%
Warwick Valley Central58%70%
Washingtonville Central13%35%33%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central50%67%38%66%
Carmel Central38%19%49%
Garrison Union Free78%
Haldane Central74%
Mahopac Central56%40%51%
Putnam Valley Central35%61%
Sullivan School Districts
Fallsburg Central9%12%29%
Liberty Central20%33%33%
Livingston Manor Central41%
Monticello Central10%11%22%
Sullivan West Central64%
Tri-Valley Central27%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central20%29%
Highland Central67%36%43%
Kingston City55%16%18%35%
Marlboro Central33%23%37%
New Paltz Central33%56%
Onteora Central17%60%
Rondout Valley Central67%33%36%
Saugerties Central12%44%
Wallkill Central41%40%

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 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County416140
Dutchess County69132598
Greene County3886
Orange County74126389757
Putnam County1677265
Sullivan County745116
Ulster County192065325
NYS (excluding NYC)3,8543,1375,55526,972
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central18
Hudson City62715
Kinderhook Central139
Taconic Hills Central641
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central1421134
Beacon City51644
Dover Union Free724
Hyde Park Central8940
Millbrook Central611
Northeast Central9
Pawling Central27
Pine Plains Central12
Poughkeepsie City2120
Red Hook Central63
Rhinebeck Central329
Spackenkill Union Free88922
Wappingers Central21936178
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central015
Catskill Central3326
Coxsackie-Athens Central114
Hunter-Tannersville Central9
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free177
Cornwall Central8625110
Florida Union Free617
Goshen Central621239
Greenwood Lake Union Free13
Highland Falls Central18
Middletown City10245323
Minisink Valley Central1370
Monroe-Woodbury Central17184296
Newburgh City4913867
Pine Bush Central91881
Port Jervis City51136
Valley Central2656
Warwick Valley Central1584
Washingtonville Central21738
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central343556
Carmel Central31456
Garrison Union Free14
Haldane Central29
Mahopac Central51762
Putnam Valley Central648
Sullivan School Districts
Fallsburg Central159
Liberty Central22320
Livingston Manor Central9
Monticello Central3920
Sullivan West Central35
Tri-Valley Central16
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central917
Highland Central4423
Kingston City672080
Marlboro Central2729
New Paltz Central428
Onteora Central125
Rondout Valley Central6438
Saugerties Central350
Wallkill Central1335

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 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County29%9%24%24%
Dutchess County57%13%17%33%
Greene County29%4%4%19%
Orange County47%16%19%36%
Putnam County62%31%25%43%
Sullivan County44%11%8%22%
Ulster County46%10%12%32%
NYS (excluding NYC)52%15%18%37%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central27%
Germantown Central28%
Hudson City29%8%40%16%
Kinderhook Central35%
Taconic Hills Central17%15%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central61%28%24%33%
Beacon City12%18%30%
Dover Union Free16%16%
Hyde Park Central13%7%5%20%
Millbrook Central38%
Northeast Central20%
Pawling Central45%
Pine Plains Central23%
Poughkeepsie City8%13%16%
Red Hook Central18%46%
Rhinebeck Central34%
Spackenkill Union Free50%13%29%35%
Wappingers Central20%20%37%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central0%19%
Catskill Central6%13%
Coxsackie-Athens Central24%
Hunter-Tannersville Central32%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free0%27%43%
Cornwall Central38%41%46%
Florida Union Free13%40%
Goshen Central40%19%40%
Greenwood Lake Union Free34%
Highland Falls Central24%31%
Middletown City38%18%14%19%
Minisink Valley Central14%24%
Monroe-Woodbury Central51%26%39%
Newburgh City64%15%16%31%
Pine Bush Central43%32%35%34%
Port Jervis City0%17%20%
Valley Central50%14%21%49%
Warwick Valley Central17%27%52%
Washingtonville Central0%13%24%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central55%32%40%
Carmel Central24%50%
Haldane Central43%
Mahopac Central75%17%24%39%
Putnam Valley Central17%35%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central31%
Fallsburg Central8%23%
Liberty Central11%26%
Livingston Manor Central39%
Monticello Central9%4%13%
Sullivan West Central32%
Tri-Valley Central10%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central5%26%
Highland Central32%40%
Kingston City6%4%26%
Marlboro Central18%13%37%
New Paltz Central67%14%46%49%
Onteora Central42%46%
Rondout Valley Central13%24%
Saugerties Central10%23%
Wallkill Central9%6%27%

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 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County64894
Dutchess County765082711
Greene County21171
Orange County65102225930
Putnam County23552365
Sullivan County4812100
Ulster County161631393
NYS (excluding NYC)2,9222,0223,09630,298
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central21
Germantown Central13
Hudson City5349
Kinderhook Central30
Taconic Hills Central114
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central201119173
Beacon City51234
Dover Union Free312
Hyde Park Central12239
Millbrook Central29
Northeast Central8
Pawling Central37
Pine Plains Central14
Poughkeepsie City17136
Red Hook Central266
Rhinebeck Central26
Spackenkill Union Free91223
Wappingers Central1124244
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central014
Catskill Central111
Coxsackie-Athens Central24
Hunter-Tannersville Central8
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free0616
Cornwall Central61695
Florida Union Free214
Goshen Central4558
Greenwood Lake Union Free17
Highland Falls Central48
Middletown City5263822
Minisink Valley Central662
Monroe-Woodbury Central2226141
Newburgh City14386262
Pine Bush Central3112799
Port Jervis City0528
Valley Central3512117
Warwick Valley Central26123
Washingtonville Central0658
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central61967
Carmel Central16121
Haldane Central20
Mahopac Central9113110
Putnam Valley Central433
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central12
Fallsburg Central312
Liberty Central415
Livingston Manor Central14
Monticello Central4217
Sullivan West Central17
Tri-Valley Central8
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central216
Highland Central640
Kingston City5378
Marlboro Central2335
New Paltz Central42673
Onteora Central541
Rondout Valley Central233
Saugerties Central237
Wallkill Central2240

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.

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing