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Regents results from 2006-07 school year revealed


 


HARLEM VALLEY — The state’s Education Department released report cards for individual school districts on Monday, Aug. 11, with listings on how both Webutuck and Pine Plains students performed on Regents Examinations for the 2006-07 school year. The department releases its reports a full year behind the current academic year, meaning the results for 2007-08 won't be available until sometime in 2009.


Webutuck


According to reports published on www.nysed.gov, Webutuck’s Regents exam scores are broken down as follows:

Comprehensive English: Of the 80 students tested, 16 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (a decrease of 13 percent from 2005-06), 81 percent scored at least 65 percent, while 96 percent scored 55 percent or above.

Mathematics "A" section: Of the 64 students tested, 20 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (a decrease of 25 percent from 2005-06), 91 percent scored 65 percent or above, while the whole class scored above 55 percent.

Mathematics "B" section: Of the 31 students tested, 3 percent scored 85 percent or above, 58 percent scored 65 percent or above, while 81 percent scored above 55 percent.

Global History and Geography: Of the 85 students tested, 25 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 68 percent scored at least 65 percent on the exam, while 81 percent scored above 55 percent.

U.S. History and Government: Of the 72 students tested, 54 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 96 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 99 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Living Environment: Of the 74 students tested, 23 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 91 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 97 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Earth Science: Of the 62 students tested, 19 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 68 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 89 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Chemistry: Of the 52 students tested, 4 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (a decrease of 16 percent from 2005-06), 71 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 98 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

A total of 78 students are listed as graduated in the 2006-07 school year, with six students being listed as having dropped out, which is a decrease of eight students from the 2005-06 school year.

The tests and figures were taken when Kenneth Sauer was serving as the principal of the high school.

"We continue to see growth in key areas, but at this point when we see the data from the state, we immediately go to the soft spots," District Superintendent Richard Johns said about the results. "We always like to see good news, but we are also looking constantly for what needs to be fixed. The district always wants students to operate in the high percentage brackets, way above minimum."

Johns said he is happy to see satisfactory results, but when it come down to it he is "never satisfied."

"There are several areas on the report card where we see fewer kids in the highest [brackets]," Johns said. "We need to up the ante for kids getting into the higher brackets."


Pine Plains


For the Stissing Mountain School District, Regents scores are broken down as follows:

Comprehensive English: Of the 96 students tested, 33 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (an increase of 6 percent from 2005-06), 93 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 100 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Mathematics "A" section: Of the 100 students tested, 46 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 99 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, and 99 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Mathematics "B" section: Of the 42 students tested, 5 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 55 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 81 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Global History and Geography: Of the 116 students tested, 41 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 83 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 92 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

U.S. History and Government: Of the 96 students tested, 53 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (a decrease of 10 percent from 2005-06), 91 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 98 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Living Environment: Of the 67 students tested, 34 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 96 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 99 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Earth Science: Of the 113 students tested, 25 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 84 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 93 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Chemistry: Of the 50 students tested, 4 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam (a decrease of 10 percent from 2005-06), 74 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 98 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

Physics: Of the 13 students tested, 31 percent scored 85 percent or above on the exam, 62 percent scored at least 65 percent or above, while 77 percent scored at least 55 percent or above.

A total of 79 students are listed as graduated in the 2006-07 school year, with 17 students being listed as having dropped out, which is an increase of one student from the 2005-06 school year.

"It’s unfortunate that these results are all coming out late," District Superintendent Linda Kaumeyer said. "With that being said, we are seeing that our graduation rates are above average for the state. We have seen gains in particular areas, including math, which is a testament to the efforts that administrators have made to upgrade the math curriculum. It’s also a testament on the part of the students in their diligence in attending classes and academic intervention services."

Kaumeyer added that she is pleased with the improved scores in the language arts category.

"But we still need to work hard to make sure that reading and writing is part of every class," she said. "Our teachers have taken the time and effort in upgrading their curriculum, working on methods of individual instruction so that all students can succeed to the extent of their efforts."

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