Student Performance on Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2022

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Student Performance on Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2022

What does this measure?

The percent of students tested who scored at level 3 or above--meeting or exceeding the state standard--on the New York State Grade 4 Math exam, broken down by students' race or ethnicity. The test is scored by placing a student's performance in one of four levels.

Why is this important?

Early development of mathematics concepts provides the basis for mastery of problem solving and computation skills.

How is the region performing?

Among racial and ethnic groups in the region, passing rates were 18% for African American, 25% for Latino, 42% for white and 50% for Asian students in 2022. When compared to the state (excluding NYC), the regional passing rates were lower for all students.

Among the larger school districts, passing rates were lower for African American (4%) and Latino (11%) students in Poughkeepsie. African Americans and Latino students had the higher outcomes in Cornwall in Orange County (44% and 68% respectively).

In the region, 20% of students in 3rd through 8th graders opted not to take the math exam. Rates varied across counties, from 8% in Sullivan, 12% in Columbia and 13% in Greene to 19% in Dutchess and 22%-28% in the remaining counties.

Why do these disparities exist?

There are a variety of factors believed to contribute to disparities in test scores and other measures of student achievement. School systems in the United States are highly segregated, and students of color disproportionately attend schools with high proportions of low-income students who may not have benefited from early learning opportunities at the same rate as other students. Schools also have different levels of resources ranging from qualified/experienced teachers to advanced courses to facilities and technology, and schools with large Black and Latino populations often have lower levels. In addition, teachers across all school systems tend to be disproportionately white, and teaching practices and curriculum may not be culturally relevant to students of color.

Notes about the data

Test results for small racial groups were not disclosed to protect student privacy. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Student Performance on Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2022
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County7%19%39%
Dutchess County12%24%44%
Greene County33%40%
Orange County49%21%27%45%
Putnam County59%48%37%53%
Sullivan County13%11%31%
Ulster County17%16%37%
NYS (excluding NYC)68%20%28%49%
Columbia School Districts
Germantown Central28%
Hudson City27%8%10%18%
Kinderhook Central31%51%
New Lebanon Central78%
Taconic Hills Central20%48%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central42%21%29%41%
Beacon City7%28%45%
Dover Union Free0%29%
Hyde Park Central27%45%43%
Millbrook Central43%
Northeast Central15%
Pawling Central41%
Pine Plains Central17%32%
Poughkeepsie City4%11%
Red Hook Central47%
Rhinebeck Central61%
Spackenkill Union Free62%0%42%62%
Wappingers Central50%18%24%47%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central22%30%
Catskill Central50%44%
Coxsackie-Athens Central28%
Greenville Central50%
Hunter-Tannersville Central63%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free38%33%62%
Cornwall Central90%44%68%71%
Florida Union Free27%58%
Goshen Central13%15%32%
Greenwood Lake Union Free67%
Highland Falls Central29%67%
Middletown City60%20%25%38%
Minisink Valley Central26%35%
Monroe-Woodbury Central31%34%20%46%
Newburgh City13%26%43%
Pine Bush Central14%31%33%
Port Jervis City25%30%34%
Valley Central71%11%41%41%
Warwick Valley Central50%40%40%67%
Washingtonville Central50%25%16%40%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central31%51%
Carmel Central14%33%53%
Garrison Union Free50%78%
Haldane Central57%
Mahopac Central50%32%35%
Putnam Valley Central68%79%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central40%
Fallsburg Central9%2%33%
Liberty Central25%14%31%
Livingston Manor Central50%38%
Monticello Central43%6%9%13%
Sullivan West Central40%34%
Tri-Valley Central8%49%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central11%15%36%
Highland Central29%36%33%
Kingston City31%15%14%39%
Marlboro Central19%33%
New Paltz Central11%41%
Onteora Central9%35%
Rondout Valley Central0%24%
Saugerties Central14%43%
Wallkill Central25%19%50%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.

Number of Students Passing Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2022
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County113112
Dutchess County35138573
Greene County10109
Orange County6289373618
Putnam County1010106182
Sullivan County725109
Ulster County1442267
NYS (excluding NYC)4,4902,0375,39926,014
Columbia School Districts
Germantown Central7
Hudson City3128
Kinderhook Central848
New Lebanon Central14
Taconic Hills Central324
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central8837122
Beacon City1923
Dover Union Free015
Hyde Park Central91946
Millbrook Central10
Northeast Central3
Pawling Central15
Pine Plains Central116
Poughkeepsie City612
Red Hook Central22
Rhinebeck Central33
Spackenkill Union Free80840
Wappingers Central101034226
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central218
Catskill Central523
Coxsackie-Athens Central16
Greenville Central35
Hunter-Tannersville Central12
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free3613
Cornwall Central943070
Florida Union Free315
Goshen Central1730
Greenwood Lake Union Free6
Highland Falls Central414
Middletown City12207216
Minisink Valley Central1154
Monroe-Woodbury Central11203657
Newburgh City1812141
Pine Bush Central31356
Port Jervis City3934
Valley Central522753
Warwick Valley Central3619108
Washingtonville Central341249
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central3335
Carmel Central12753
Garrison Union Free47
Haldane Central17
Mahopac Central31729
Putnam Valley Central2341
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central12
Fallsburg Central119
Liberty Central2816
Livingston Manor Central411
Monticello Central32711
Sullivan West Central426
Tri-Valley Central123
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central1517
Highland Central2523
Kingston City461477
Marlboro Central721
New Paltz Central125
Onteora Central117
Rondout Valley Central019
Saugerties Central240
Wallkill Central2728

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.

Student Performance on Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County32%7%21%30%
Dutchess County64%13%16%35%
Greene County71%0%11%30%
Orange County62%16%21%39%
Putnam County76%31%26%44%
Sullivan County67%8%16%28%
Ulster County46%11%12%30%
NYS (excluding NYC)62%15%21%42%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central34%
Germantown Central28%
Hudson City33%3%20%14%
Kinderhook Central25%28%
Taconic Hills Central33%35%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central64%23%17%35%
Beacon City17%19%35%
Dover Union Free11%15%
Hyde Park Central25%13%18%19%
Millbrook Central49%
Northeast Central43%
Pawling Central57%
Pine Plains Central27%
Poughkeepsie City8%11%13%
Red Hook Central27%42%
Rhinebeck Central38%
Spackenkill Union Free58%13%14%36%
Wappingers Central25%17%37%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central0%23%
Catskill Central0%24%
Coxsackie-Athens Central39%
Hunter-Tannersville Central12%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free10%18%38%
Cornwall Central19%39%46%
Florida Union Free40%57%
Goshen Central30%15%14%
Greenwood Lake Union Free42%
Highland Falls Central18%33%
Middletown City50%12%11%11%
Minisink Valley Central31%40%
Monroe-Woodbury Central74%31%50%
Newburgh City61%12%16%34%
Pine Bush Central57%27%28%31%
Port Jervis City14%24%20%
Valley Central67%26%29%49%
Warwick Valley Central17%32%54%
Washingtonville Central30%39%41%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central82%41%52%
Carmel Central19%41%
Haldane Central68%
Mahopac Central67%17%22%42%
Putnam Valley Central13%36%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central30%
Fallsburg Central18%28%
Liberty Central13%26%
Livingston Manor Central50%
Monticello Central7%4%15%
Sullivan West Central55%
Tri-Valley Central17%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central5%21%
Highland Central11%34%
Kingston City10%8%28%
Marlboro Central18%30%35%
New Paltz Central50%7%31%38%
Onteora Central8%40%
Rondout Valley Central7%14%
Saugerties Central10%29%
Wallkill Central13%15%34%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.

Number of Students Passing Grade 4 Math by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Columbia County737114
Dutchess County875176754
Greene County503113
Orange County881022401,017
Putnam County28554377
Sullivan County6524129
Ulster County161830371
NYS (excluding NYC)3,5612,1423,65834,779
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central27
Germantown Central13
Hudson City6128
Kinderhook Central221
Taconic Hills Central234
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central21913183
Beacon City71340
Dover Union Free212
Hyde Park Central24738
Millbrook Central37
Northeast Central17
Pawling Central47
Pine Plains Central16
Poughkeepsie City16115
Red Hook Central359
Rhinebeck Central29
Spackenkill Union Free111124
Wappingers Central1420247
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central017
Catskill Central020
Coxsackie-Athens Central39
Hunter-Tannersville Central3
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free1414
Cornwall Central31593
Florida Union Free620
Goshen Central3420
Greenwood Lake Union Free22
Highland Falls Central39
Middletown City7172913
Minisink Valley Central13104
Monroe-Woodbury Central3231181
Newburgh City14316268
Pine Bush Central492290
Port Jervis City3728
Valley Central4917117
Warwick Valley Central27126
Washingtonville Central618102
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central92487
Carmel Central1399
Haldane Central32
Mahopac Central8112118
Putnam Valley Central334
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central11
Fallsburg Central715
Liberty Central515
Livingston Manor Central18
Monticello Central3218
Sullivan West Central29
Tri-Valley Central14
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central213
Highland Central234
Kingston City8683
Marlboro Central2733
New Paltz Central31457
Onteora Central136
Rondout Valley Central119
Saugerties Central247
Wallkill Central3549

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.