The literacy policies in New York are primarily focused on improving literacy outcomes for students, particularly those in low-income communities and English Language Learners.
The state has implemented various initiatives and programs, including the Early Literacy Grant program, which provides funding to schools for early literacy intervention programs, and the Comprehensive Literacy State Development program, which aims to improve the quality of literacy instruction through professional development for teachers.
Additionally, the New York State Education Department has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, which provide a framework for literacy instruction and assessment in the state. Overall, the literacy policies in New York are designed to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed academically and in their future careers.
New York Student Score Gaps:
This data represents a decline from the 2019 percentage of 4th grade students not reading at the proficient level, which was 66%.
In 2022, Black students had an average score that was 29 points lower than that for White students. This performance gap was not significantly different from that in 1998 (37 points).
In 2022, Hispanic students had an average score that was 17 points lower than that of White students. This performance gap was narrower than that in 1998 (40 points).
In 2022, male students in New York had an average score that was not significantly different than that of female students.
In 2022, students who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) had an average score that was 28 points lower than that of students who were not eligible. This performance gap was not significantly different from that in 1998 (35 points).
Information from the NAEP website for 2022 4th grade reading scores.
NEW YORK'S EVIDENCE-BASED CHAMPIONS
NY EVIDENCE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
These organizations are committed to promoting evidence-based reading practices, providing professional development opportunities for educators, and supporting students in developing strong reading skills.
The Reading League
The Center for Effective Reading Instruction
The Dyslexia Training Institute
New York City Department of Education
New York State Education Department