New York State Common Core
English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematics Tests
Grades 3 – 8
New York City Results
As part of New York City public schools’ work to prepare students for future opportunities, students have been increasingly challenged by the new Common Core standards. These learning standards describe what all students need to know and be able to do to graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
The 3rd-to-8th-grade State tests assess the important skills students are learning through the Common Core. Unlike past year’s tests, these State Common Core tests focused more on the skills students need to become ready for college and a good job.
The tests were harder than tests given in past years so the scores do not mean the same thing. Also, these tests are new, which means they do not measure progress. A lower score simply means that there are areas to focus on and improve. Schools are continuing to work with students on those areas.
ELA Data Files by Grade 2013-2015 (Excel Format)
Math Data Files by Grade 2013-2015 (Excel Format)
Please click here for the 2013-2015 Charter School Math and ELA school level results.
Please note - each workbook contains results for all students tested and results by disability status, English language proficiency, race/ethnicity, and gender. These separate reports can be viewed by selecting the appropriate tab in the workbook.
Please click here for the 2006-2012 Math and ELA results.