Saturday, June 18, 2011

Not quite ready for college

From the NY Times:

Heightening concerns about the value of many of its high school diplomas, the New York State Education Department released new data on Tuesday showing that only 37 percent of students who entered high school in 2006 left four years later adequately prepared for college, with even smaller percentages of minority graduates and those in the largest cities meeting that standard.

In New York City, 21 percent of the students who started high school in 2006 graduated last year with high enough scores on state math and English tests to be deemed ready for higher education or well-paying careers. In Rochester, it was 6 percent; in Yonkers, 14.5 percent.

The new calculations, part of a statewide push to realign standards with college readiness, also underscored a racial achievement gap: 13 percent of black students and 15 percent of Hispanic students statewide were deemed college-ready after four years of high school, compared with 51 percent of white graduates and 56 percent of Asian-Americans.

There were also wide variations among individual schools within districts. In New York, more than half the college-ready graduates came from 20 of the 360 high schools for which information was provided.


Anonymous said...


and the beat goes on

Anonymous said...

Does it make sense to declare a person a high school graduate if they are not prepared to move on to college?

Albert Shanker said...

“When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.”

- Albert Shanker, President of the Teachers Union (United Federation of Teachers) from 1964 to 1984, President of the Teachers Union (American Federation of Teachers) from 1974 to 1997

Gary the Agnostoc said...

Another recipe from Bloomberg's cooked books.

Anonymous said...

Sixteen Nebraska Students Earned Perfect ACT Scores May 7, 2011
Associated Press