In the annual State of the Schools address, State Schools Commissioner Roger Breed says 61 schools did not meet the adequate yearly progress goals for two consecutive years and are considered in need of improvement. 42 schools are considered persistently lowest achieving schools. Breed says you cannot pinpoint urban or rural schools, problems are being seen statewide.
“I do not feel that there is any one program, one curriculum, one trick if you will that can redirect the learning of any particular group or school of students.”
A new Statewide Reading tests showing only 69% of the 150,000 school students tested were proficient in the area. The new reading test has more rigorous standards and Breed feels the scores will improve over time. Breed says you cannot pinpoint urban or rural schools, problems are being seen statewide.