Long-delayed data showing outcomes from New York’s 2023 state assessment tests—taken by students in grades 3 to 8 in June—were finally released last week. It marks the second year in a row that state education officials have failed to release the data until well into the next school year.

The Empire Center has made the data, going back to school year 2013-14, searchable by school, school district, county and school type.

Unfortunately, the newest data tell us nothing about how district outcomes have changed since last year because state officials lowered the definition of “proficient.”

State tests play a crucial role in measuring the performance of the country’s costliest K-12 system which this school year received more than $34 billion in state aid and spent more than $26,000 per student.

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