How Do Ditmas Park Schools Stack Up After Common Core ELA Tests?

PS 139

DNAInfo released a map yesterday showing the percentage of fourth graders who passed this year’s English Language Arts test in each of the 700+ schools across NYC. Here’s a look at how area schools fared with the new, more rigorous state ELA exams:

PS 139: 26.38% passed, making it #307 citywide. Last year, 51.9% of students passed, making it #341 citywide.

PS 193: 38.89% passed, making it #169 citywide. Last year, 64.2% of students passed, making it #201 citywide.

PS 217: 26.18% passed, making it #309 citywide. Last year, 50.9% of students passed, making it #353 citywide.

PS 245: 33.33% passed, making it #217 citywide. Last year, 61% of students passed, making it #243 citywide.

PS 249: 47.67% passed, making it #104 citywide. It was not on the map last year, as the school did not have fourth grade students until September 2012.

PS K315: 23.66% passed, making it #335 citywide. Last year, 54% of students passed, making it #303 citywide.

There are varied interpretations on what this year’s scores mean–while it seems most parents and teachers are in some way concerned by the drop in the amount of students passing, some say it’s to be expected with new tests, and students will be able to meet Common Core standards in the near future. Looking at this and last year’s rankings for local schools, though, what’s your take on the matter?

If your child attends a school outside the area or you’re considering several schools, you can find more info at the full map here.

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