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

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Student Performance on Grade 4 Math 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 New York State Grade 4 Math 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 development of mathematics concepts provides the basis for mastery of problem solving and computation skills.

How is the region performing?

Among racial and ethnic groups in the region, passing rates were lower among African American and Hispanic students (27% and 31%, respectively) than among Asian and white students (69% and 50%, respectively) in 2018. When compared to the state (excluding NYC), the average regional passing rates were somewhat lower for all students except for African American students.

Among the larger school districts, passing rates were lower for African American (13%) and Hispanic (20%) students in Poughkeepsie. African Americans and Hispanic students had the higher outcomes in Cornwall in Orange County (56% and 89% respectively).

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 give caution when interpreting results. The opt out rate was 30% for the Region and 28% in Columbia, 30% in Dutchess, 22% in Greene, 28% in Orange, 36% in Putnam, 17% in Sullivan, and 33% 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 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County50%28%44%
Dutchess County20%29%51%
Greene County33%40%47%
Orange County73%35%35%54%
Putnam County74%38%65%
Sullivan County12%19%41%
Ulster County64%21%22%43%
NYS (excluding NYC)71%25%32%55%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central40%
Hudson City50%23%17%33%
Kinderhook Central14%41%
Taconic Hills Central62%44%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central25%45%55%
Beacon City43%29%35%64%
Dover Union Free14%47%
Hyde Park Central22%24%35%
Millbrook Central52%
Northeast Central58%
Pawling Central64%
Pine Plains Central33%
Poughkeepsie City13%20%
Red Hook Central57%
Rhinebeck Central43%63%
Spackenkill Union Free83%47%58%68%
Wappingers Central86%24%30%47%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central17%23%
Catskill Central56%69%75%
Coxsackie-Athens Central0%39%
Hunter-Tannersville Central53%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free33%28%30%
Cornwall Central89%56%89%80%
Florida Union Free69%71%
Goshen Central75%33%33%41%
Greenwood Lake Union Free63%
Highland Falls Central16%54%
Middletown City76%32%27%49%
Minisink Valley Central25%51%
Monroe-Woodbury Central78%53%39%56%
Newburgh City30%32%60%
Pine Bush Central40%38%37%
Port Jervis City21%39%43%
Valley Central50%55%
Warwick Valley Central54%71%
Washingtonville Central19%40%49%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central67%50%48%77%
Carmel Central38%30%55%
Garrison Union Free94%
Haldane Central67%
Mahopac Central78%27%54%
Putnam Valley Central41%77%
Sullivan School Districts
Fallsburg Central9%23%42%
Liberty Central18%26%43%
Livingston Manor Central61%
Monticello Central6%9%27%
Sullivan West Central65%
Tri-Valley Central37%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central25%33%
Highland Central83%33%45%
Kingston City58%23%13%42%
Marlboro Central26%43%
New Paltz Central17%43%
Onteora Central42%
Rondout Valley Central67%38%41%
Saugerties Central35%54%
Wallkill Central26%39%

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 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County1014134
Dutchess County57141645
Greene County514137
Orange County86148434829
Putnam County2090294
Sullivan County742150
Ulster County231962356
NYS (excluding NYC)4,2502,8835,78829,898
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central23
Hudson City83414
Kinderhook Central128
Taconic Hills Central839
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central1030145
Beacon City361642
Dover Union Free531
Hyde Park Central5842
Millbrook Central13
Northeast Central21
Pawling Central27
Pine Plains Central20
Poughkeepsie City1823
Red Hook Central58
Rhinebeck Central331
Spackenkill Union Free107730
Wappingers Central25836177
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central119
Catskill Central5956
Coxsackie-Athens Central022
Hunter-Tannersville Central9
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free256
Cornwall Central8531108
Florida Union Free1125
Goshen Central621551
Greenwood Lake Union Free10
Highland Falls Central313
Middletown City13277924
Minisink Valley Central990
Monroe-Woodbury Central21174494
Newburgh City5414673
Pine Bush Central171981
Port Jervis City31137
Valley Central2563
Warwick Valley Central1485
Washingtonville Central32058
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central434666
Carmel Central32361
Garrison Union Free16
Haldane Central26
Mahopac Central71167
Putnam Valley Central758
Sullivan School Districts
Fallsburg Central11013
Liberty Central21827
Livingston Manor Central14
Monticello Central2724
Sullivan West Central36
Tri-Valley Central21
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central1119
Highland Central5427
Kingston City7111497
Marlboro Central835
New Paltz Central220
Onteora Central19
Rondout Valley Central6544
Saugerties Central960
Wallkill Central935

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 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County32%7%21%30%
Dutchess County64%13%16%35%
Greene County71%0%11%30%
Orange County62%16%21%39%
Putnam County76%31%26%44%
Sullivan County67%8%16%28%
Ulster County46%11%12%30%
NYS (excluding NYC)62%15%21%42%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central34%
Germantown Central28%
Hudson City33%3%20%14%
Kinderhook Central25%28%
Taconic Hills Central33%35%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central64%23%17%35%
Beacon City17%19%35%
Dover Union Free11%15%
Hyde Park Central25%13%18%19%
Millbrook Central49%
Northeast Central43%
Pawling Central57%
Pine Plains Central27%
Poughkeepsie City8%11%13%
Red Hook Central27%42%
Rhinebeck Central38%
Spackenkill Union Free58%13%14%36%
Wappingers Central25%17%37%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central0%23%
Catskill Central0%24%
Coxsackie-Athens Central39%
Hunter-Tannersville Central12%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free10%18%38%
Cornwall Central19%39%46%
Florida Union Free40%57%
Goshen Central30%15%14%
Greenwood Lake Union Free42%
Highland Falls Central18%33%
Middletown City50%12%11%11%
Minisink Valley Central31%40%
Monroe-Woodbury Central74%31%50%
Newburgh City61%12%16%34%
Pine Bush Central57%27%28%31%
Port Jervis City14%24%20%
Valley Central67%26%29%49%
Warwick Valley Central17%32%54%
Washingtonville Central30%39%41%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central82%41%52%
Carmel Central19%41%
Haldane Central68%
Mahopac Central67%17%22%42%
Putnam Valley Central13%36%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central30%
Fallsburg Central18%28%
Liberty Central13%26%
Livingston Manor Central50%
Monticello Central7%4%15%
Sullivan West Central55%
Tri-Valley Central17%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central5%21%
Highland Central11%34%
Kingston City10%8%28%
Marlboro Central18%30%35%
New Paltz Central50%7%31%38%
Onteora Central8%40%
Rondout Valley Central7%14%
Saugerties Central10%29%
Wallkill Central13%15%34%

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 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County737114
Dutchess County875176754
Greene County503113
Orange County881022401,017
Putnam County28554377
Sullivan County6524129
Ulster County161830371
NYS (excluding NYC)3,5612,1423,65834,779
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central27
Germantown Central13
Hudson City6128
Kinderhook Central221
Taconic Hills Central234
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central21913183
Beacon City71340
Dover Union Free212
Hyde Park Central24738
Millbrook Central37
Northeast Central17
Pawling Central47
Pine Plains Central16
Poughkeepsie City16115
Red Hook Central359
Rhinebeck Central29
Spackenkill Union Free111124
Wappingers Central1420247
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central017
Catskill Central020
Coxsackie-Athens Central39
Hunter-Tannersville Central3
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free1414
Cornwall Central31593
Florida Union Free620
Goshen Central3420
Greenwood Lake Union Free22
Highland Falls Central39
Middletown City7172913
Minisink Valley Central13104
Monroe-Woodbury Central3231181
Newburgh City14316268
Pine Bush Central492290
Port Jervis City3728
Valley Central4917117
Warwick Valley Central27126
Washingtonville Central618102
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central92487
Carmel Central1399
Haldane Central32
Mahopac Central8112118
Putnam Valley Central334
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central11
Fallsburg Central715
Liberty Central515
Livingston Manor Central18
Monticello Central3218
Sullivan West Central29
Tri-Valley Central14
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central213
Highland Central234
Kingston City8683
Marlboro Central2733
New Paltz Central31457
Onteora Central136
Rondout Valley Central119
Saugerties Central247
Wallkill Central3549

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