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NYS School Boards Association Executive Director Discusses ELA Test Results

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: NYS School Boards Association Executive Director Discusses ELA Test Results
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The latest statewide Common Core test results are in, and while many students are still not considered to be proficient enough in math and reading, the news is not all bad.

That's according to Tim Kremer, of the New York School Board Association, who hopes parents and educators will look at the bigger picture. He says with two years of test scores to look back on, teachers and districts will be better equipped to set goals and tailor instruction.

"For a school, a school district, a school board, are going to be able to set a goal. How we want to see the increased proficiency across all schools within our district? As a teacher it's going to help inform instruction. I now know what the proficiency levels are of the students coming my way this coming school year, I'm able to target what I'm going to do, and for parents they can develop a home support system so they can help tutor those students in order to be prepared for the instructions of the school," Kremer said.

Math scores went up slightly, while English scores pretty much stayed the same.

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