In 2007, then-mayor Adrian Fenty took control of the District’s public schools, a decision that had wide-reaching consequences. Five years later, though, we were curious — since that time, how have the District’s students performed on the city’s standardized testing?
The answer: At the most general of levels, there has been improvement.
Using data from the Office of Data and Accountability (courtesy the The Post), we took a simple look at what students had scored on their 2007 tests — the last conducted before the city takeover — compared to the scores recorded in 2011.
[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey’s post at DCist.com.]