State Test Results Show BPS Students Steady in Scoring Compared to Last Year

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM EDT

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State Test Results Show BPS Students Steady in Scoring Compared to Last Year

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- As school districts statewide prepare for the adoption of the Core Curriculum Standards, the Buffalo Public Schools continue to aim for higher state proficiency that will prepare students to be college and career ready.

Through the adoption of new curriculum standards, data driven student assessment and great teachers and leaders, BPS efforts will uphold state and federal goals to close the achievement gap for all students.

Though BPS scores remained virtually unchanged this year – up 1.2 percent in Math and down .8 percent in English Language Assessment – the goal is to help students meet higher standards.

Superintendent James A. Williams said: “Our curriculum, data system, and teacher and administrator evaluation system are being aligned with state reform standards. The rewards of this reform as a Result of Race to the Top will benefit our students in greater proficiency for college and career. Maintaining flat results is not enough, and we are poised to improve student performance.”