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Tuckahoe School District Does Well on State Tests

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

More than 80 percent of 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.

Tuckahoe School Board President Julio Urbina said he had not yet seen the scores and would wait to hear from Interim Superintendent Edward Reilly before making a comment on the test scores.

Countywide, 62.9 percent of students in third through eighth grades 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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