Back To School: NYC Test Scores Prove Kids Are Getting Dumber By The Year!

- By Bossip Staff

Beauty fades.. dumb is forever. In a land of bust it babies, aspiring video vixens and Hip-Hop simpletons, someone forgot to tell the kids to read a d*mn book!

If the young men pulled their pants up and the young ladies took pictures FACING the camera, maybe they’d notice the reflections looking back can barely add up all the millions they hope to gain. Test scores for students from the 3rd grade thru 8th grades reveal that our students are learning less and failing more.

City tests scores released Wednesday plummeted after officials made it harder to pass the statewide exams.

On the math exams, only 54% of third- through eighth-graders passed, compared with 82% the year before, a shocking decline of 28 percentage points.

Reading scores also dropped a whopping 27 percentage points, from 69 % during the 2008-2009 school year to only 42 %.

The disturbing decline comes in the wake of a study commissioned by the state and released last week that found the high-stakes exams had become easier to pass over the last four years.

The state significantly raised the bar in response, essentially erasing recent gains made by city kids.

“We are doing a great disservice when we say that a child is proficient when that child is not,” said state Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch.

The nose dive brings tests scores even lower than they were four years ago, when the state revamped the exams. In 2006, 51% of city students passed the reading exam and 57% passed math.

The study performed by a team led by Harvard professor Daniel Koretz found that the tests became easier to pass, easier to predict and tested a narrow set of skills, suggesting that skyrocketing scores did not mean students were learning more.

This year, the state raised the passing score, made it less predictable and added more material. Next year, the exams will get even tougher.

City students’ declines was matched by other big cities in the state.

Charter schools statewide also saw massive declines, dropping to 60% passing math from 89% last year and 43% passing English, down from 76% in 2009.

This is just ridiculous. Have the schools properly prepared them for the tests they are taking? Or are the parents too busy posting smut on Facebook to notice? All students with bad grades get a HO SIT DOWN… AND READ A BOOK!!!


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  • http://deleted Just Sayin

    Don’t you mean by the second.


  • http://deleted Just Sayin

    Great point!

  • dumb black men

    I live in NY and Have a sister in the 5th grade, the stuff they are teaching them gets harder each year. At 5th grade I was learning division Now they are teaching algebra. Its getting ridicolous maybe they should slow down the material they teach the children. And the test they give could not get hard enough.

  • foreallydoe

    Sheesh. They need to find a way to reach these kids. These numbers make the future seem very scary. Parents please do your part at home. Schools can never do it by themselves.


    Amen @ foreallydoe!

  • foreallydoe



  • foreallydoe

    What’s up with this weird a s s… this will take some getting used to. It looks the same on my phone though.


    Not only flouride, but chemicals and steriods they pump in our food meats…you never heard a lot about autism years and years ago, but now it’s a common theme…

  • Somali Ninga

    You’re right. Austism use to be 1 in a couple thousand and now its 1 in 150.
    They add Aspertame, Mercury and MSG in our food. SMFH

  • thank god im white

    theyre not getting dumber, theyre getting lazier. its not too many chemicals and steroids, its too much weed and television.

  • 1991 UK (The gem of Africa)

    Thats interesting… in the UK it shows students are getting smarter soo grade boundaries ar changing and things are being made harder to be able to get an A or even an A*

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    My daughter is going to 3rd grade. Over the past year I saw a 4:1 ratio on the amount of reading homework that came home as opposed to math.. I also feel they are not teaching kids to learn and understand the material but teaching them for these tests. So I am surprised to hear this result. But I agree I can’t solely leave it up to her teachers and they can’t leave it solely to me. Parents make sure you go to parent teacher conferences also so you know where your kids need help and your focuses need to be

  • 1991 UK (The gem of Africa)

    @I’m Just Me…Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    I agree with you.. Although I live in the UK I finished secondary school (equivalent to high school) about three years ago…and they only taught us for the exams and the day after we would forget. Even now especially with maths i cant remember a thing.

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (PeOpLe On BosSiP aRe PeOnZ!!!)

    That’s what you get when you let beyonce, and rihana raise you kids..

    @1991 UK (The gem of Africa)
    Where in UK are you from?

  • scientist

    Autism is a result of the inflammation response caused by super-vaccines. Back in the day you received them one by one or occasionally double up. Now they give you one vaccine targeting multiple things which flares up an inflammatory response that correlates to a signal molecule in the brain.

  • foreallydoe


    Are you calling yourself a peon? Lol… Just joking.

    This post is starting off with some excellent comments. What up to everyone posting.

  • Kim

    It’s not always the kids….. How bout these teacher are the dumb ones, they too damn busy sleeping with the students are to worried about what they got goin on out of work!! Why can’t the teacher spend more time trying to teach than other bulls*it!

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (PeOpLe On BosSiP aRe PeOnZ!!!)

    @1991 UK Gem of Africa
    I might be hitting there for September – do you mind showing a brother around your hood??? Since you’re from Sierra Leone – I know you probably have a nice butt, ya dig.. Lol!!

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    loool you figured I am from Sierra Leone…most people dont figure it out. Ok what tribe?

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    @ Kim- I agree and was also thinking the same thing. What up @ forreallydoe. @ UK that is how I feel. If I didn’t drill things into her she would forget the next day too!

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (PeOpLe On BosSiP aRe PeOnZ!!!)

    @1991 UK Gem of Africa
    Krio??? What are you saying about showing me your city???

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    yup you are right…When I get to know my city more I will show you around.

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (PeOpLe On BosSiP aRe PeOnZ!!!)

    @1991 UK Gem of Africa
    You were born and raised in London, right??? How come you don’t where you’re from???

    Ok, don’t worry about showing me around – how about me coming to say hello to my british friend??? I drink a lot of tea on this side, and eat fish & chips all the time..Lol!!

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (PeOpLe On BosSiP aRe PeOnZ!!!)

    @1991 UK Gem of Africa
    Lol!! I was just playing with you with the tea statement.. London isn’t that big – I lived there for close to a year in 2005 during my exchange course at Kings College…

    What part of London are you??

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    Oh you were in the nice area of London…
    I am from South East London

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