The Bottom Line

  • This is the first year in which students took State tests in Grades 3,4,5,6,7, and 8.

  • With the new individual student data system – announced earlier this month – schools will soon be able to track students throughout the grades and get a comparison of learning from year to year.

  • Teachers will soon get more detailed reports outlining students’ understanding of key math skills.

  • Schools will also see the relative performance of students in any year across the grade levels.