Editor's Note: The following is a statement from Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy.
The release of the grade 3-8 ELA and Math assessment results was a stark reminder of what the new rigorous state standards related to the Common Core mean for our students and teachers.
While the preparation time for the first year of the new assessments was not extensive as the state moved rapidly on this new path, the necessity to develop and implement new curriculum plans closely aligned to the Common Core standards is our new reality and one that we embrace in Seaford.
In releasing the results, Commissioner King cautioned that we should not harshly judge our students, teachers, schools and districts based on these first year results, but accept this as a new starting point from which growth will be expected.
We will proceed in Seaford with that in mind and continue to work to make all of our students college and career ready upon high school graduation.