Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Announce Continuing Gains for NYC Students on State Exams

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced New York City students’ gains on State English and math exams.

In 2017, 40.6 percent of students met proficiency standards in English, a 2.6 point increase from 38.0 percent last year. City students outperformed their New York State peers in English for the first time last year, and widened the gap with this year’s results. 37.8 percent of students met the standards in math, a 1.3 point increase from 36.4 percent last year. New York City students’ proficiency in both subjects improved across all ethnic groups. Since 2013, the percentage of students proficient in English in New York City has increased by 54 percent. The percentage of students proficient in math has increased by 27 percent. Click to read the rest of this press release.