More New York

Plenty more statewide and school data via this link. NYC charter-specific data here with an interactive tool as well.  Performance varied but some stories in the data – including some schools really outperforming and some schools that are not household names doing so.  UFT charter school unfortunately continues to struggle, bear that in mind every time teachers’ union leaders say that if we just do it their way, ‘we’ve got this.”  No one has this yet. Would be nice – and too much to hope for – if everyone could take a deep breath and see what can be learned from outperforming schools – in all parts of the sector – on these new standards.

4 thoughts on “More New York

  1. PhillipMarlowe

    Not sure if this audit includes the UFT charter (which, btw, does not cream like Moskowitz) but it is damning of Commissar King:

    A host of private career schools have been operating without state licenses because of “alarmingly little oversight” by state education officials, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli says in a new audit.

    The audit, obtained by the Daily News, also found that 59% of the 491 schools that are licensed have ignored state rules that require them to file data on graduation and job-placement rates.

    The lack of such information makes it difficult to determine if the schools are operating effectively, the audit says.

    “There is alarmingly little oversight of private career schools in New York, leaving too many young adults vulnerable to false promises,” DiNapoli said.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/08/controller-thomas-dinapoli-audit-state-ed-not-doing-enough-to-monitor-private-

  2. PhillipMarlowe

    Even better:
    Gary Rubinstein: Dramatic Collapse of Charter School Test Scores:
    Driven by data … right off a cliff

    In the Stephanie Simon report she mentions that KIPP Star and Democracy Prep hadn’t done so well with their proficiency rate, but she doesn’t mention how far they had dropped. Out of over 500 schools, which includes about 35 charter schools, of the one hundred largest drops, 22 were charter schools.

    The most stunning example is the famed Harlem Village Academy which had 100% passing in 2012, but only 21% passing in 2013 for a 79% drop (you can see that sad dot all the way at the right of the scatter plot). Democracy Prep Harlem Charter, run and staffed by many TFAers, dropped 84% in 2012 to 13% in 2013. KIPP Amp dropped from 79% in 2012 to just 9% in 2013. The Equity Project (TEP) which pays $125,000 for the best teachers had finally gotten some test scores they can brag about with 76% in 2012, but that has now sunk to just 20% in 2013. The Bronx Charter School Of Excellence, which recently received money from a $4.5 million grant to help public schools emulate what they do, dropped from 96% in 2012 to 33% in 2013.

    I know that Andy, like Andy Smarick, is hoping that this will push suburban parents (except those at Barcroft Elementary School) into decimating the public schools and stripping another vestige of the middle class of what is left.
    He said so last year.

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