The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. Common Core state exams have been released for 3rd through 8th graders across NYC. It’s time to see how your children performed on their most recent state exam. This is a big deal because it is important that you and your child stay focused on getting 4’s on both the ELA and Math state exams. Even if this is not the case, you can set some tangible goals with your child to get them on track to increase their score for the upcoming year.
As you know, 4th and 7th grade are the most critical years because these state exam scores determine middle school and high school admissions respectively. 5th grade scores are also important if you want your child to have the opportunity to take the admissions test for Hunter College High School. Note: They will need 4’s in 5th grade! Regardless of how you slice the pie, if you want your child to have the best school options, it is very important that they score a 4 on these exam and that they maintain it from 3rd through 8th grade.
Our academic enrichment programs help to strengthen their foundation so they are in a better position to improve their scores year over year. It is unrealistic to expect a child to go from a 1 to a 4. It is much more realistic to see a child move from a 1 in 3rd grade to a 2 in 4th grade. Perhaps they may move up to a low 3 in 5th grade. Then they can aim for a high 3 in 6th grade. By 7th grade, the goal should be to get a 4 and maintain a 4 for 8th grade as well. The best way to accomplish this is to address foundational gaps in learning and once the child is caught up, which does not take an entire year, give them access to accelerated content. This is what AdmissionSquad provides and more. Check out the Early Start Program to learn more!
Visit the link below to get your child’s common core scores. We are in your corner!