Residents of every school district on Long Island could find their own stories this week in math and English test results released by the New York State Department of Education on Thursday and detailed in a Newsday database.
The small Quogue Union Free School District, for example, stands out among larger districts on the list of top-performing student groups in 2014, the test results show.
Quogue has five of the top seven spots on that list of groups with the highest percentage of passing scores – led by its 18 third-graders. All of them met learning standards on the math test, and 94 percent did so on the English test.
The larger Jericho Union Free School District claimed the fifth, eighth, tenth and 12th spots on the list. Eighty-nine percent of its sixth-graders taking the math test passed.
Islandwide, student passing rates on the state's Common Core math tests rose significantly this year, but English scores fell slightly
Note that results were suppressed for very small groups that had fewer than five students. In addition, eighth-grade math scores were low in part because thousands of accelerated students chose to take a Regents algebra test instead.
App users, tap on the 2014 LI test scores link above to see how students in your child’s school or district performed. Your search results will show the 2014 figures at the top, followed by results for the three previous years further down the page, all identified by year, grade and subject.