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Bronxville Students Soar on State Tests

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Students in the Bronxville Union Free School District are exceeding county levels of proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, according to state test scores released Tuesday.

Nearly 90 percent of the students tested in grades three through eight achieved scores that indicated they were proficient or higher in both areas of study.

Depending on the grade anywhere from 65 to 99 students took the exams.

Bronxville Schools Superintendent David Quattone was on vacation and not available to comment on the test scores.

Countywide, 62.9 percent of third through eighth grade students met or exceeded proficiency standards for English Language Arts and 70.1 percent met or exceeded proficiency standards for math.

Last year, the state raised its "proficiency" standard scores to "better reflect the level of achievement needed to indicate that a student is on track to achieve college-ready scores on future state exams," state education department officials said in a press release.

"While the majority of students statewide met or exceeded the state's proficiency standards in both math and English Language Arts, overall performance remains low and the gaps in achievement persist," the release said.

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