Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apparently Being Poor and Black Matters Less in Middle School

Following up yesterday's post on NYC's formula for elementary schools' "peer index," here's how it works for middle schools:

(Average 4th grade English and Math proficiency) -
(2 X % students with disabilities) = Peer Index

In contrast to the elementary formula, race, poverty and ELL status aren't considered. I guess the theory is race and class heavily affect your starting point in kindergarten and then have no ongoing effects? If you've caught up by 4th grade it's all good?


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