Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group, 2018

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Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group, 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 student subgroup. 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?

In 2018, 25% of low-income students in the region passed the exam, compared to 39% of other fourth-graders. By comparison, the state (excluding NYC) rate was 28% for low-income students and 44% for other students. Sullivan County 's economically disadvantaed students had the lowest proficient rate among peer counties at 17% and Columbia and Putnam had the highest (both at 32%). Coxsackie-Athens and Eldred Central had the lowest percentage of economically disadvanted students achieving English proficiency at 7% followed by Pine Plains (8%) annd Tri-Valley (9%). New Lebanon had the highest passage rate at 60%.

English Language Learners (5%) and students with disabilities (7%) in the region achieved proficiency rates in 2018 much lower than all other students and the economically disadvantaged. In the region, English Language Learners in Greene County and Chester Union District in Orange County had the highest proficiency rates in grade 4 ELA followed by Columbia at 17%.. Across the region, students with disabilities attained the highest proficiency in Putnam at 13%. Also in Putnam County, Haldane Central School District's students with disabilities achieved the highest proficiency at 38% in MHV region

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. Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch are considered low-income. Test results for small groups of students 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 Student Group, 2018
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County32%11%7%42%
Dutchess County25%6%5%40%
Greene County18%17%2%28%
Orange County27%5%9%40%
Putnam County32%4%13%50%
Sullivan County17%2%5%26%
Ulster County23%4%3%34%
NYS (excluding NYC)28%8%10%44%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central21%0%30%
Germantown Central23%41%
Hudson City25%10%6%29%
Kinderhook Central20%53%
New Lebanon Central62%71%
Taconic Hills Central45%18%49%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central23%0%9%45%
Beacon City35%9%51%
Dover Union Free21%10%7%29%
Hyde Park Central29%0%0%32%
Millbrook Central33%0%40%
Northeast Central14%0%22%
Pawling Central45%17%56%
Pine Plains Central8%0%20%
Poughkeepsie City16%9%6%17%
Red Hook Central42%10%60%
Rhinebeck Central39%56%
Spackenkill Union Free48%25%56%
Wappingers Central30%0%2%45%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central12%0%18%
Catskill Central23%0%35%
Coxsackie-Athens Central7%0%19%
Greenville Central21%34%
Hunter-Tannersville Central46%50%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central30%33%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free33%17%20%35%
Cornwall Central60%17%78%
Florida Union Free28%0%49%
Goshen Central23%8%31%
Greenwood Lake Union Free50%88%
Highland Falls Central12%13%5%24%
Middletown City20%1%11%25%
Minisink Valley Central28%0%5%38%
Monroe-Woodbury Central31%0%18%49%
Newburgh City27%6%5%34%
Pine Bush Central24%0%5%34%
Port Jervis City31%0%39%
Tuxedo Union Free79%
Valley Central32%19%49%
Warwick Valley Central50%7%67%
Washingtonville Central23%6%32%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central36%0%9%52%
Carmel Central25%5%3%37%
Garrison Union Free75%
Haldane Central43%38%74%
Mahopac Central47%11%33%48%
Putnam Valley Central20%6%57%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central7%9%
Fallsburg Central12%0%18%16%
Liberty Central23%5%4%33%
Livingston Manor Central14%44%
Monticello Central14%0%0%16%
Sullivan West Central38%21%58%
Tri-Valley Central9%0%24%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central19%0%26%
Highland Central31%0%43%
Kingston City18%4%3%28%
Marlboro Central26%12%33%
New Paltz Central17%0%0%46%
Onteora Central31%0%53%
Rondout Valley Central24%0%38%
Saugerties Central35%6%38%
Wallkill Central24%0%38%

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 Student Group, 2018
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County7834177
Dutchess County259617895
Greene County3611104
Orange County48014461,400
Putnam County74212383
Sullivan County7016177
Ulster County15427459
NYS (excluding NYC)13,1155371,24341,227
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central6019
Germantown Central312
Hudson City222133
Kinderhook Central543
New Lebanon Central817
Taconic Hills Central34253
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central3306188
Beacon City29277
Dover Union Free151134
Hyde Park Central300060
Millbrook Central5019
Northeast Central4011
Pawling Central9131
Pine Plains Central3014
Poughkeepsie City423351
Red Hook Central13170
Rhinebeck Central735
Spackenkill Union Free10248
Wappingers Central5901257
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central6017
Catskill Central15036
Coxsackie-Athens Central3015
Greenville Central317
Hunter-Tannersville Central612
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central37
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free81219
Cornwall Central214153
Florida Union Free5028
Goshen Central13261
Greenwood Lake Union Free321
Highland Falls Central31112
Middletown City7516117
Minisink Valley Central210286
Monroe-Woodbury Central30011175
Newburgh City16597274
Pine Bush Central4202115
Port Jervis City33057
Tuxedo Union Free15
Valley Central26695
Warwick Valley Central201110
Washingtonville Central13162
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central2902102
Carmel Central211180
Garrison Union Free18
Haldane Central3337
Mahopac Central171487
Putnam Valley Central4159
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central13
Fallsburg Central80215
Liberty Central221148
Livingston Manor Central214
Monticello Central200036
Sullivan West Central11338
Tri-Valley Central4018
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central16032
Highland Central8034
Kingston City4913127
Marlboro Central11239
New Paltz Central40035
Onteora Central9029
Rondout Valley Central17050
Saugerties Central27260
Wallkill Central13053

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County11%0%0%22%
Dutchess County15%1%4%29%
Greene County9%0%17%
Orange County16%4%4%29%
Putnam County21%3%5%40%
Sullivan County10%0%1%18%
Ulster County14%4%2%27%
NYS (excluding NYC)15%2%4%32%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central11%0%25%
Germantown Central14%0%28%
Hudson City13%0%0%16%
Kinderhook Central14%0%35%
New Lebanon Central17%21%
Taconic Hills Central5%0%15%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central18%7%2%33%
Beacon City14%2%24%
Dover Union Free14%5%15%
Hyde Park Central11%0%4%16%
Millbrook Central14%0%34%
Northeast Central17%0%18%
Pawling Central32%0%42%
Pine Plains Central13%0%22%
Poughkeepsie City10%0%2%11%
Red Hook Central16%0%44%
Rhinebeck Central0%0%34%
Spackenkill Union Free17%12%35%
Wappingers Central20%0%6%35%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central11%0%15%
Catskill Central3%0%11%
Coxsackie-Athens Central15%0%24%
Greenville Central0%0%11%
Hunter-Tannersville Central15%0%27%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central14%0%25%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free14%0%33%
Cornwall Central26%33%10%45%
Florida Union Free29%31%
Goshen Central20%0%8%35%
Greenwood Lake Union Free33%0%34%
Highland Falls Central14%11%25%
Middletown City14%3%0%17%
Minisink Valley Central18%4%22%
Monroe-Woodbury Central19%4%10%37%
Newburgh City14%4%1%21%
Pine Bush Central24%0%2%34%
Port Jervis City8%0%18%
Tuxedo Union Free61%
Valley Central22%8%40%
Warwick Valley Central21%7%48%
Washingtonville Central13%0%21%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central26%0%5%38%
Carmel Central27%14%4%46%
Garrison Union Free71%
Haldane Central11%40%
Mahopac Central13%0%9%38%
Putnam Valley Central5%0%32%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central29%27%
Fallsburg Central11%0%18%
Liberty Central13%0%20%
Livingston Manor Central11%31%
Monticello Central6%0%0%11%
Sullivan West Central17%0%31%
Tri-Valley Central5%0%10%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central13%0%0%17%
Highland Central27%0%37%
Kingston City9%0%3%20%
Marlboro Central12%31%
New Paltz Central24%4%46%
Onteora Central41%17%0%44%
Rondout Valley Central11%0%23%
Saugerties Central11%2%20%
Wallkill Central9%0%22%

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County2600116
Dutchess County166118931
Greene County19075
Orange County30610271,337
Putnam County42110461
Sullivan County4201127
Ulster County10726468
NYS (excluding NYC)7,11111272339,072
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central3021
Germantown Central3015
Hudson City120021
Kinderhook Central3036
New Lebanon Central27
Taconic Hills Central3016
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central2712227
Beacon City16157
Dover Union Free8116
Hyde Park Central140246
Millbrook Central3030
Northeast Central509
Pawling Central7041
Pine Plains Central2015
Poughkeepsie City290138
Red Hook Central4072
Rhinebeck Central0028
Spackenkill Union Free4236
Wappingers Central4709316
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central6014
Catskill Central2012
Coxsackie-Athens Central8026
Greenville Central009
Hunter-Tannersville Central208
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central106
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free3025
Cornwall Central1124125
Florida Union Free217
Goshen Central100267
Greenwood Lake Union Free5021
Highland Falls Central4114
Middletown City622091
Minisink Valley Central10272
Monroe-Woodbury Central1917200
Newburgh City8752180
Pine Bush Central3701143
Port Jervis City9034
Tuxedo Union Free11
Valley Central275137
Warwick Valley Central73133
Washingtonville Central11067
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central140294
Carmel Central2012150
Garrison Union Free15
Haldane Central122
Mahopac Central606139
Putnam Valley Central1041
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central512
Fallsburg Central9019
Liberty Central8021
Livingston Manor Central114
Monticello Central110026
Sullivan West Central4020
Tri-Valley Central209
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central100020
Highland Central12048
Kingston City240499
Marlboro Central641
New Paltz Central10185
Onteora Central201052
Rondout Valley Central8038
Saugerties Central11139
Wallkill Central6046

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