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Racial Gap Persists as School Test Scores Edge Up

(DNAINFO)  Amy Zimmer — New York City’s third through eighth graders scored slightly higher this year on the state’s math and English exams, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

Roughly 35 percent of students met proficiency standards in math, up from roughly 34 percent last year, officials said. About 30 percent met proficiency standards in English, up from 28 percent the year before.

“It shows things are changing,” de Blasio said. “They are changing for the better.”

He also noted that it was the second year in a row that scores have increased.

Source: Racial Gap Persists as School Test Scores Edge Up – Central Harlem – DNAinfo.com New York