Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group, 2019

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Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group, 2019

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 student subgroup. 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?

In 2019, 32% of low-income students in the region passed the exam, compared to 46% of other fourth-graders. This compares to a passing rate of 32% for low-income and 49% of all other students statewide (excluding NYC).

Ulster County had the lowest proficiency rate among economically disadvantaged students at 25% and Putnam had the highest (38%). Onteora had the lowest proportion of economically disadvantaged students passing 4th grade math at 7% followed by Fallsburg and Greenville at 14%. Cornwall and New Lebanon had the highest passing rate at 79% and 71% respectively.

Among Mid-Hudson Valley counties, English Language Learners in Greene County attained the highest proficiency rate at 50%. Compared to other districts in the region, the Pine Bush District in Orange County had the highest outcome for English Language Learners at 50%. Students with disabilities achived the highest proficiency in the Kinderhook District (57%) in Columbia County and the Mahopac District (35%) in Putnam County.

It should be noted that a substantial number of students did not take state exams in 2019 due to parent concerns about testing in schools. The large percentage of students not taking the exam may have an effect on overall achievement levels and should give caution when interpreting results. The opt out rate was 24% for the Region and 18% in Columbia, 22% in Dutchess, 14% in Greene, 25% in Orange, 32% in Putnam, 12% in Sullivan, and 27% in Ulster.

Notes about the data

Changes in the state's testing program over the last decade impact the comparability of test results year to year. In addition to the shift to Common Core Standards in 2013, the state in 2010 revised scoring of its tests, raising the threshold for passing. The Common Core was adopted in most states to better prepare students for success beyond high school by emphasizing problem solving, understanding and synthesis, comprehension of nonfiction text, and other higher-order thinking skills.

Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch are considered low-income. Test results for small groups of students 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 Student Group, 2019
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County32%7%22%46%
Dutchess County31%11%8%46%
Greene County41%50%10%46%
Orange County35%18%13%47%
Putnam County38%4%20%58%
Sullivan County26%4%7%33%
Ulster County25%10%10%40%
NYS (excluding NYC)32%14%14%49%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central27%48%
Germantown Central43%59%
Hudson City25%6%9%33%
Kinderhook Central33%17%57%55%
New Lebanon Central71%71%
Taconic Hills Central32%13%42%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central33%7%14%54%
Beacon City43%4%55%
Dover Union Free38%27%8%41%
Hyde Park Central20%13%2%28%
Millbrook Central36%52%
Northeast Central27%0%17%35%
Pawling Central29%9%57%
Pine Plains Central32%0%42%
Poughkeepsie City19%2%0%21%
Red Hook Central42%14%6%53%
Rhinebeck Central38%11%57%
Spackenkill Union Free47%11%68%
Wappingers Central37%22%10%49%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central39%36%
Catskill Central63%12%73%
Coxsackie-Athens Central26%15%40%
Greenville Central14%18%
Hunter-Tannersville Central53%59%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central50%44%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free26%0%39%
Cornwall Central79%26%77%
Florida Union Free58%64%
Goshen Central29%0%13%37%
Greenwood Lake Union Free43%
Highland Falls Central15%11%34%
Middletown City34%20%7%40%
Minisink Valley Central28%20%43%
Monroe-Woodbury Central38%11%23%57%
Newburgh City36%14%13%41%
Pine Bush Central32%50%5%43%
Port Jervis City31%15%43%
Tuxedo Union Free63%
Valley Central30%13%49%
Warwick Valley Central61%24%71%
Washingtonville Central26%0%37%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central32%4%11%44%
Carmel Central42%8%14%51%
Garrison Union Free90%
Haldane Central25%14%72%
Mahopac Central45%35%55%
Putnam Valley Central54%27%88%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central41%42%
Fallsburg Central14%6%0%23%
Liberty Central26%0%6%33%
Livingston Manor Central22%35%
Monticello Central22%9%5%26%
Sullivan West Central44%13%59%
Tri-Valley Central33%11%36%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central22%5%25%
Highland Central30%0%51%
Kingston City22%7%10%35%
Marlboro Central34%19%47%
New Paltz Central47%23%47%
Onteora Central7%17%10%35%
Rondout Valley Central18%10%41%
Saugerties Central31%10%46%
Wallkill Central32%0%45%

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 Student Group, 2019
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County74212187
Dutchess County31615271,120
Greene County7635185
Orange County64255651,677
Putnam County82217441
Sullivan County10927221
Ulster County164525517
NYS (excluding NYC)15,2081,0321,80247,422
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central419
Germantown Central620
Hudson City251241
Kinderhook Central91846
New Lebanon Central1224
Taconic Hills Central18137
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central47111261
Beacon City401102
Dover Union Free213136
Hyde Park Central251158
Millbrook Central527
Northeast Central60112
Pawling Central10147
Pine Plains Central9024
Poughkeepsie City461069
Red Hook Central161163
Rhinebeck Central5142
Spackenkill Union Free9152
Wappingers Central7749327
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central1527
Catskill Central35279
Coxsackie-Athens Central10244
Greenville Central411
Hunter-Tannersville Central917
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central37
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free7022
Cornwall Central305144
Florida Union Free1136
Goshen Central160367
Greenwood Lake Union Free6
Highland Falls Central5119
Middletown City139174203
Minisink Valley Central17579
Monroe-Woodbury Central41211213
Newburgh City2242319346
Pine Bush Central4772122
Port Jervis City32571
Tuxedo Union Free5
Valley Central265108
Warwick Valley Central275159
Washingtonville Central17077
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central281387
Carmel Central271392
Garrison Union Free26
Haldane Central3142
Mahopac Central176103
Putnam Valley Central7391
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central715
Fallsburg Central91021
Liberty Central240141
Livingston Manor Central27
Monticello Central311255
Sullivan West Central16248
Tri-Valley Central17129
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central19128
Highland Central11045
Kingston City60210154
Marlboro Central24566
New Paltz Central7334
Onteora Central21123
Rondout Valley Central10247
Saugerties Central20367
Wallkill Central11053

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County17%0%1%27%
Dutchess County15%4%6%30%
Greene County17%3%27%
Orange County17%4%6%32%
Putnam County21%8%11%41%
Sullivan County14%0%2%24%
Ulster County15%6%5%26%
NYS (excluding NYC)18%7%8%37%
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central14%0%31%
Germantown Central5%0%28%
Hudson City13%0%0%13%
Kinderhook Central17%0%27%
New Lebanon Central25%39%
Taconic Hills Central26%0%34%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central15%7%4%34%
Beacon City17%5%28%
Dover Union Free13%0%13%
Hyde Park Central12%0%6%19%
Millbrook Central24%0%47%
Northeast Central38%0%43%
Pawling Central27%8%51%
Pine Plains Central19%20%23%
Poughkeepsie City9%0%0%10%
Red Hook Central12%0%41%
Rhinebeck Central8%0%38%
Spackenkill Union Free17%6%36%
Wappingers Central20%13%11%36%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central15%0%20%
Catskill Central14%0%20%
Coxsackie-Athens Central25%11%38%
Greenville Central10%6%35%
Hunter-Tannersville Central14%0%10%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central29%0%38%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free9%0%29%
Cornwall Central31%17%7%45%
Florida Union Free43%51%
Goshen Central8%0%8%14%
Greenwood Lake Union Free33%0%41%
Highland Falls Central17%11%26%
Middletown City11%4%3%13%
Minisink Valley Central25%6%38%
Monroe-Woodbury Central26%4%10%48%
Newburgh City13%3%3%20%
Pine Bush Central25%14%8%30%
Port Jervis City17%0%20%
Tuxedo Union Free56%
Valley Central24%14%43%
Warwick Valley Central36%12%51%
Washingtonville Central31%5%41%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central31%12%12%50%
Carmel Central18%14%8%37%
Garrison Union Free32%
Haldane Central33%67%
Mahopac Central20%0%12%40%
Putnam Valley Central5%5%34%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central33%26%
Fallsburg Central17%8%25%
Liberty Central12%0%21%
Livingston Manor Central0%44%
Monticello Central5%0%0%12%
Sullivan West Central46%0%56%
Tri-Valley Central5%0%18%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central8%0%0%15%
Highland Central18%0%29%
Kingston City12%0%7%23%
Marlboro Central22%33%
New Paltz Central17%4%36%
Onteora Central39%17%6%35%
Rondout Valley Central7%3%13%
Saugerties Central17%7%25%
Wallkill Central10%4%28%

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 Student Group, 2013
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersStudents with DisabilitiesTotal
Columbia County3801135
Dutchess County172428984
Greene County372122
Orange County33112441,464
Putnam County43320474
Sullivan County5602168
Ulster County114316445
NYS (excluding NYC)8,9113741,42844,983
Columbia School Districts
Chatham Central4027
Germantown Central1015
Hudson City120018
Kinderhook Central3025
New Lebanon Central313
Taconic Hills Central15037
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central2314232
Beacon City20267
Dover Union Free7014
Hyde Park Central160354
Millbrook Central5041
Northeast Central11022
Pawling Central6150
Pine Plains Central3216
Poughkeepsie City260034
Red Hook Central3065
Rhinebeck Central1031
Spackenkill Union Free4138
Wappingers Central47115320
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central8018
Catskill Central9023
Coxsackie-Athens Central13141
Greenville Central3128
Hunter-Tannersville Central203
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central209
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free2022
Cornwall Central1313122
Florida Union Free328
Goshen Central40227
Greenwood Lake Union Free5026
Highland Falls Central5115
Middletown City473268
Minisink Valley Central143122
Monroe-Woodbury Central2617261
Newburgh City8545178
Pine Bush Central3815127
Port Jervis City19039
Tuxedo Union Free10
Valley Central299147
Warwick Valley Central125141
Washingtonville Central272131
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central1725122
Carmel Central1314120
Garrison Union Free7
Haldane Central337
Mahopac Central908145
Putnam Valley Central1143
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central511
Fallsburg Central14226
Liberty Central8022
Livingston Manor Central020
Monticello Central80026
Sullivan West Central11036
Tri-Valley Central2016
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central60017
Highland Central8038
Kingston City3309111
Marlboro Central1144
New Paltz Central7165
Onteora Central191141
Rondout Valley Central5121
Saugerties Central18349
Wallkill Central7159

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.

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
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Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
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Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Decreasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
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Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
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High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing