FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER CEO JAMES MERRIMAN
ON THE RELEASE OF 2014 STATEWIDE PROFICIENCY TEST SCORES
(New York, NY) The following statement can be attributed to James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center:
“One of the brightest points is the gain made in Math proficiency by the predominantly African-American and Latino students that New York City charter schools serve. This more than nine percent gain is a huge jump and almost triple the gains made by African-American students and double that of Latino students in the district. Yet, New York City charter school educators recognize that there’s much more work to be done.”
UPDATE 8/25/14: The State Education Department’s initial public release omitted scores for two charter schools (Metropolitan Lighthouse CS and Leadership Prep Canarsie CS). These scores have now been released and are reflected in our test score analysis>
View Interactive Data Analysis on our blog.