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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Test scores since the Fenty takeover

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.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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