The scores on tests for math and English are improving in New York State, slightly. Details were released early this week and they reflect the scores for some of New York's larger districts including Buffalo and Rochester.

The controversial "common core" test results have been released and the 5 largest districts in New York did show a slight gain. According to Newsday: taking the "Common Core" test saw an improvement of just over one percent, while the number of students who opted-out of the controversial exam dropped slightly.

The States Education Department report says:

In ELA , the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) increased by 1.9 percentage points to 39.8, up from 37.9 in 2016. In math, the percentage of students who scored at the proficient level increased this year to 40.2, up 1.1 percentage point from 39.1 in 2016.

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