Buffalo students show improvement in ELA, math scores

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — ELA and math scores improved from last year in the Buffalo City School District.

In 2016, 16.4 percent of third-to-eighth graders showed proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA). This year, 17.8 percent of students in the same category were deemed proficient.

In terms of math, 17.2 percent of students showed proficiency, compared to last year’s number of 16.1 percent.

Across the state, the percentage of students deemed proficient went up in both ELA and math.

% of Students Proficient in Grades 3-8

2016

2017

Percentage Point Change

Statewide Combined Grades ELA

37.9

39.8

1.9

Statewide Combined Grades Math

39.1

40.2

1.1

Here are the statewide proficiency percentages broken down by race:

Statewide % of Students Proficient in Grades 3-8 ELA

2016

2017

Percentage Point Change

Asian/Pacific Islander ELA

59.0

60.8

1.8

Black ELA

26.2

29.0

2.8

Hispanic ELA

26.8

29.2

2.4

American Indian/ Alaska Native ELA

29.9

32.7

2.8

White ELA

46.0

47.1

1.1

Statewide % of Students Proficient in Grades 3-8 Math

2016

2017

Percentage Point Change

Asian/Pacific Islander Math

66.5

67.2

0.7

Black Math

23.0

24.4

1.4

Hispanic Math

25.7

27.0

1.3

American Indian/ Alaska Native Math

29.5

31.3

1.8

White Math

50.0

50.4

0.4

Students with disabilities showed improvement across the state in both ELA and math year-to-year:

% of Students Proficient in Grades 3-8

2016

2017

Percentage Point Change

Students with Disabilities ELA

7.9

9.3

1.4

Students with Disabilities Math

10.9

11.4

0.5

Students who refused the tests decreased from last year. 19 percent refused them this year, compared to 21 percent last year.

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