Civic Report No. 42 July 2004


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

Table 5. Student Achievement: Reading/English Language Arts
Middle 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 6)

 

1983

60%

 

78%

na

1984

59%

 

78%

na

1985

63%

 

79%

na

1986

65%

 

79%

na

1987

65%

88%

80%

-23.0%

1988

71%

90%

84%

-19.0%

1989

71%

91%

84%

-20.0%

1990

74%

92%

85%

-18.0%

1991

69%

91%

84%

-22.0%

1992

65%

91%

83%

-26.0%

1993

66%

92%

83%

-26.0%

1994

69%

92%

84%

-23.0%

1995

64%

91%

82%

-27.0%

1996

69%

95%

86%

-26.0%

1997

63%

93%

83%

-30.0%

 

(above Level 2 - Grade 8)

 

1998

36%

55%

49%

-19.0%

1999

33%

51%

45%

-18.0%

2000

34%

51%

45%

-17.0%

2001

30%

52%

44%

-22.0%

* State Reference Point = Minimal Standard

Source: New York State Education Department

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