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City students' scores take dramatic plunge on new standardized tests

08.08.2013 | New York Daily News | “Everyone fared badly, but those kids fared even worse,” said Maggie Moroff, special-education policy coordinator at Advocates for Children. “It shows that we’re teaching to the common denominator, and that schools are not really thinking of the needs of individual students.” Only 3% of English-language learners met state standards in English, compared with about 12% last year. About 11% passed math, compared with 34% last year. Read article