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

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

How is the region performing?

In 2018, 28% of low-income students in the region passed the exam, compared to 43% of other fourth-graders. This compares to a passing rate of 30% for low-income and 47% of all other students statewide (excluding NYC).

Sullivan County had the lowest proficiency rate among economically disadvantaged students at 21% and Greene and Putnam had the highest (both at 35%). New Paltz had the lowest proportion of economically disadvantaged students passing 4th grade math at 8% followed by Monticello at 13%, and Pine Plains and Cairo-Durham both at 14%. Cornwall and Catskill had the highest passing rate at 66% and 60% respectively.

Among MHV counties, English Language Learners in Greene County attained the highest proficiency rate at 57%. Compared to other districts in the region, Beacon City School District in Dutchess County had the highest outcome for English Language Learners at 29%. Students with disabilities achived the highest proficiency in Putnam County (20%) and Florida Unon Free School District (50%) in Orange County.

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.

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 Math, by Student Group, 2018
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County32%17%3%41%
Dutchess County26%11%6%42%
Greene County35%57%11%46%
Orange County31%10%12%45%
Putnam County35%4%20%56%
Sullivan County21%8%6%31%
Ulster County23%4%6%37%
NYS (excluding NYC)30%12%12%47%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central25%0%38%
Germantown Central31%47%
Hudson City25%23%0%30%
Kinderhook Central16%37%
New Lebanon Central58%71%
Taconic Hills Central43%0%47%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central29%13%8%51%
Beacon City34%29%16%51%
Dover Union Free20%0%0%33%
Hyde Park Central21%0%3%30%
Millbrook Central29%0%47%
Northeast Central46%0%52%
Pawling Central44%57%
Pine Plains Central14%7%30%
Poughkeepsie City18%8%2%18%
Red Hook Central33%0%55%
Rhinebeck Central41%60%
Spackenkill Union Free38%14%63%
Wappingers Central31%22%5%44%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central14%0%24%
Catskill Central60%13%73%
Coxsackie-Athens Central17%10%30%
Greenville Central23%49%
Hunter-Tannersville Central40%50%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central56%45%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free17%10%31%
Cornwall Central66%30%79%
Florida Union Free50%50%72%
Goshen Central22%14%40%
Greenwood Lake Union Free17%54%
Highland Falls Central27%13%11%38%
Middletown City27%6%13%33%
Minisink Valley Central30%17%14%47%
Monroe-Woodbury Central34%22%20%52%
Newburgh City31%11%7%36%
Pine Bush Central32%25%5%38%
Port Jervis City30%0%40%
Tuxedo Union Free68%
Valley Central37%23%54%
Warwick Valley Central49%20%66%
Washingtonville Central31%0%42%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central45%0%14%62%
Carmel Central27%10%16%44%
Garrison Union Free86%
Haldane Central43%38%68%
Mahopac Central28%0%23%48%
Putnam Valley Central39%18%72%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central42%41%
Fallsburg Central22%11%18%29%
Liberty Central21%5%5%32%
Livingston Manor Central36%55%
Monticello Central13%9%4%17%
Sullivan West Central45%14%60%
Tri-Valley Central20%0%35%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central22%0%30%
Highland Central35%0%44%
Kingston City21%0%4%32%
Marlboro Central24%0%6%38%
New Paltz Central8%17%25%36%
Onteora Central15%0%37%
Rondout Valley Central26%0%43%
Saugerties Central37%22%48%
Wallkill Central19%0%35%

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 Student Group, 2018
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County7652170
Dutchess County2661117946
Greene County6745167
Orange County55533621,546
Putnam County80219432
Sullivan County8947213
Ulster County158214495
NYS (excluding NYC)14,0178571,46744,580
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central7025
Germantown Central414
Hudson City215032
Kinderhook Central430
New Lebanon Central717
Taconic Hills Central33052
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central4125208
Beacon City282479
Dover Union Free140038
Hyde Park Central210157
Millbrook Central4021
Northeast Central11024
Pawling Central831
Pine Plains Central5122
Poughkeepsie City473157
Red Hook Central10063
Rhinebeck Central737
Spackenkill Union Free8156
Wappingers Central6223253
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central7022
Catskill Central39277
Coxsackie-Athens Central7122
Greenville Central324
Hunter-Tannersville Central613
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central59
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free4117
Cornwall Central237155
Florida Union Free9341
Goshen Central12376
Greenwood Lake Union Free114
Highland Falls Central71219
Middletown City10157152
Minisink Valley Central2316107
Monroe-Woodbury Central31212180
Newburgh City191199294
Pine Bush Central5532127
Port Jervis City29057
Tuxedo Union Free13
Valley Central317105
Warwick Valley Central183107
Washingtonville Central18082
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central3703125
Carmel Central232594
Garrison Union Free19
Haldane Central3334
Mahopac Central100388
Putnam Valley Central7372
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central513
Fallsburg Central152227
Liberty Central211149
Livingston Manor Central518
Monticello Central201239
Sullivan West Central13239
Tri-Valley Central9025
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central18035
Highland Central9038
Kingston City5504144
Marlboro Central110147
New Paltz Central21227
Onteora Central5022
Rondout Valley Central19058
Saugerties Central28775
Wallkill Central11049

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County17%0%1%27%
Dutchess County15%4%6%30%
Greene County17%3%27%
Orange County17%4%6%32%
Putnam County21%8%11%41%
Sullivan County14%0%2%24%
Ulster County15%6%5%26%
NYS (excluding NYC)18%7%8%37%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central14%0%31%
Germantown Central5%0%28%
Hudson City13%0%0%13%
Kinderhook Central17%0%27%
New Lebanon Central25%39%
Taconic Hills Central26%0%34%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central15%7%4%34%
Beacon City17%5%28%
Dover Union Free13%0%13%
Hyde Park Central12%0%6%19%
Millbrook Central24%0%47%
Northeast Central38%0%43%
Pawling Central27%8%51%
Pine Plains Central19%20%23%
Poughkeepsie City9%0%0%10%
Red Hook Central12%0%41%
Rhinebeck Central8%0%38%
Spackenkill Union Free17%6%36%
Wappingers Central20%13%11%36%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central15%0%20%
Catskill Central14%0%20%
Coxsackie-Athens Central25%11%38%
Greenville Central10%6%35%
Hunter-Tannersville Central14%0%10%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central29%0%38%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free9%0%29%
Cornwall Central31%17%7%45%
Florida Union Free43%51%
Goshen Central8%0%8%14%
Greenwood Lake Union Free33%0%41%
Highland Falls Central17%11%26%
Middletown City11%4%3%13%
Minisink Valley Central25%6%38%
Monroe-Woodbury Central26%4%10%48%
Newburgh City13%3%3%20%
Pine Bush Central25%14%8%30%
Port Jervis City17%0%20%
Tuxedo Union Free56%
Valley Central24%14%43%
Warwick Valley Central36%12%51%
Washingtonville Central31%5%41%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central31%12%12%50%
Carmel Central18%14%8%37%
Garrison Union Free32%
Haldane Central33%67%
Mahopac Central20%0%12%40%
Putnam Valley Central5%5%34%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central33%26%
Fallsburg Central17%8%25%
Liberty Central12%0%21%
Livingston Manor Central0%44%
Monticello Central5%0%0%12%
Sullivan West Central46%0%56%
Tri-Valley Central5%0%18%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central8%0%0%15%
Highland Central18%0%29%
Kingston City12%0%7%23%
Marlboro Central22%33%
New Paltz Central17%4%36%
Onteora Central39%17%6%35%
Rondout Valley Central7%3%13%
Saugerties Central17%7%25%
Wallkill Central10%4%28%

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County3801135
Dutchess County172428984
Greene County372122
Orange County33112441,464
Putnam County43320474
Sullivan County5602168
Ulster County114316445
NYS (excluding NYC)8,9113741,42844,983
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central4027
Germantown Central1015
Hudson City120018
Kinderhook Central3025
New Lebanon Central313
Taconic Hills Central15037
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central2314232
Beacon City20267
Dover Union Free7014
Hyde Park Central160354
Millbrook Central5041
Northeast Central11022
Pawling Central6150
Pine Plains Central3216
Poughkeepsie City260034
Red Hook Central3065
Rhinebeck Central1031
Spackenkill Union Free4138
Wappingers Central47115320
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central8018
Catskill Central9023
Coxsackie-Athens Central13141
Greenville Central3128
Hunter-Tannersville Central203
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central209
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free2022
Cornwall Central1313122
Florida Union Free328
Goshen Central40227
Greenwood Lake Union Free5026
Highland Falls Central5115
Middletown City473268
Minisink Valley Central143122
Monroe-Woodbury Central2617261
Newburgh City8545178
Pine Bush Central3815127
Port Jervis City19039
Tuxedo Union Free10
Valley Central299147
Warwick Valley Central125141
Washingtonville Central272131
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central1725122
Carmel Central1314120
Garrison Union Free7
Haldane Central337
Mahopac Central908145
Putnam Valley Central1143
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central511
Fallsburg Central14226
Liberty Central8022
Livingston Manor Central020
Monticello Central80026
Sullivan West Central11036
Tri-Valley Central2016
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central60017
Highland Central8038
Kingston City3309111
Marlboro Central1144
New Paltz Central7165
Onteora Central191141
Rondout Valley Central5121
Saugerties Central18349
Wallkill Central7159

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 Maintaining
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