Sunday, January 22, 2006

Where EO Smith ranks academically

Jay Matthews, a Washington Post education columnist came up with a formula that ranks all United States High Schools.

EO Smith is not on the list. Should we be?

The unit of measurement is;

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school in 2004 divided by the number of graduating seniors.

3 comments:

Pierre Bismark said...

Did you take into account students earning credit in Uconn Cooperative courses? I think this could make a difference.

Pierre Bismark said...

Also, I think this calculation should account for all the students that take college courses ON the Uconn campus while at EO Smith.

Frank Krasicki said...

Pierre,

Thanks for the feedback. I don't know if anyone has bothered to do the calculations.

As I perused the list of schools, it seemed as though EO was conspicuously absent. To me that meant no one has bothered to respond.

I'm hoping someone at EO will perform the exercise because I think , if only for grins, we'd do well.

As an aside, we are having some very interesting discussions about math these days. Someone like you might want to join that discussion by attending a BOE meeting or by requesting a hard link here dedicated to debating how math should be taught.

CT schools are at risk because the State Dept of Ed. is genuflecting to the NCLB fraud as though it were a Bush relative bearing gifts.

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