Yonkers Common Core results higher than statewide average

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

Common Core results are in statewide, and Yonkers Public Schools’ results are higher than the statewide average.

The state Education Department announced test scores are up statewide by 1.9 percentage point on the English test and 1.1 percentage point in math.

Yonkers saw a 4.2 increase in English and 3.7 percentage point increase in math.

Superintendant Dr. Edwin Quezada says the district has worked hard for years to improve scores, but he is focused on closing the achievement gap.

"Regardless of their zip code, regardless of the color of their skin, regardless of their socioeconomic status, it is our responsibility in America to ensure every young person is achieving at a high level so they can compete,” he says.

The Common Core test scores are for students in grades 3 through 8.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."