Class Struggle: assessing high schools without standardized testing

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 07/08/2010

Intriguing alternative to rating schools by tests

Foote said, compared to averages for New York City high schools in general, "consortium schools post a lower dropout rate, higher college-bound rate, and higher daily attendance." I would like to see comparison of academic results, but the consortium schools are excused from the state standardized tests, and the regular schools don't require a literary essay, a research paper, a science experiment and a higher math application with external evaluation, more's the pity.

By Jay Mathews  |  07:30 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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