In July the State Education Department released the latest English language arts (ELA) and math test scores for students in Grades 3-8. The results were a bit of a mixed bag.
The number of students proficient in these grades improved in both categories, but almost two-thirds are still not meeting state standards. In addition, the total number of students opting out of the tests saw a slight increase.
This weekend Commissioner MaryEllen Elia sits down with our Karen DeWitt to go over the results and to discuss the letter she sent her predecessor John King, now Education Secretary under President Obama, on schools possibly facing sanctions in the future if the number of opt-outs total more than five percent.
Watch the full interview above.