As of 2006, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) expanded the ELA (English Language Arts) and mathematics testing programs to Grades 3-8. Previously, state tests were administered in Grades 4 and 8 and citywide tests were administered in Grades 3, 5, 6, and 7.
In 2006, NYSED treated District 75 students as a distinct geographic district. For 2007-2011, District 75 students are represented in their home districts and boroughs. Spreadsheets for District and Borough do not include District 75 students in 2006.
Starting in 2010, NYSED changed the scale score required to meet each of the proficiency levels, increasing the number of questions students needed to answer correctly to meet proficiency.
Rows are suppressed (noted with ‘s’) if the number of tested students was 5 or fewer. Prior to 2011, the mean scale scores for ‘All Grades’ were not calculated.