NY lowers proficiency scores

Last year some schools posted shocking results — in Schenectady, no eighth grader who took the math test scored as proficient. And the scores for the third through eighth grade tests throughout the state were much lower in 2022 than in 2019…

Over the summer the committee will do the same for the U.S. history Regents exam, with the change taking effect in 2024.



Extending a decades long trend in Shiny education. I have mentioned before that an aunt of mine was a teacher, from the late 40s through the early 80s. She commented often on the blowback she had to endure from irate parents when she gave their spawn a less than stellar grade.

Of course, the decline in proficiency of High School graduates produced the push for “Common Core” minimum proficiency standards, which were quickly demonized by certain factions in the US.