ARDSLEY, N.Y. Ardsley schools are once again among the top in the area, besting the average exam scores of Westchester County. The State Education Department this week released the results of the math and English Language Arts (ELA) exams taken by New York students in grades three to eight this past May.
According to the reports, students across the state scored roughly the same as last year. However, students of the Ardsley Union Free School District had higher percentages of passing scores than the Westchester County average at each grade level.
Still, the state said the majority of students statewide met or exceeded the state's proficiency standards on both exams, but overall performance remains low.
In the state school reports, students are ranked from one to four, with one being the lowest and four the highest. Students who receive a three or a four are considered proficient or better.
The following percentages of Ardsley students were considered proficient or better in English, followed by the county average:
Third grade 80.3 percent (county average 66.4 percent)Fourth grade 84.6 percent (68 percent)Fifth grade 73.2 percent (64.5 percent)Sixth grade 89.4 percent (66.5 percent)Seventh grade 87.6 percent (59.2 percent)Eighth grade 77.6 percent (59.2 percent)
The following percentages of Ardsley students were considered proficient or better in math, followed by the county average:
Third grade 82.6 percent (county average 68.3 percent)Fourth grade 91.6 percent (74 percent)Fifth grade 94.1 percent (72.7 percent)Sixth grade 91.1 percent (69 percent)Seventh grade 96 percent (70.5 percent)Eighth grade 87.1 percent (65.9 percent)
Although numbers were down statewide, Ardsley scores were still above the average scores of Westchester County.
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