Civic Report No. 42 July 2004


No Strings Attached? Ensuring that "CFE" Funds are Spent Effectively

Table 3. Student Achievement: Reading/English Language Arts Elementary School

 

Passing Rate

Difference

Year (Fall)

New York City

Rest of NY State

Total NY State

NYC vs. Rest of NY State

 

(above SRP* - Grade 3)

 

1983

58%

na

77%

na

1984

58%

na

78%

na

1985

60%

na

79%

na

1986

65%

na

81%

na

1987

68%

91%

83%

-23.0%

1988

68%

91%

83%

-23.0%

1989

66%

89%

81%

-23.0%

1990

64%

90%

81%

-26.0%

1991

60%

89%

79%

-29.0%

1992

65%

90%

82%

-25.0%

1993

64%

91%

82%

-27.0%

1994

61%

90%

80%

-29.0%

1995

59%

90%

79%

-31.0%

1996

69%

94%

86%

-25.0%

1997

65%

94%

84%

-29.0%

 

(above Level 2 - Grade 4)

 

1998

34%

57%

49%

-23.0%

1999

42%

68%

59%

-26.0%

2000

44%

69%

60%

-25.0%

2001

47%

71%

62%

-24.0%

 

 

 

 

 

* State Reference Point = Minimal Standard

Source: New York State Education Department

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