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Monday, June 29

  1. page Friendship Public Charter Schools edited ... The graphs show that they are about the same as neighboring schools. "Compared to the me…
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    The graphs show that they are about the same as neighboring schools.
    "Compared to the median schools in the wards we serve, all of our campuses equal or exceed scores in math. Four out of our six campuses also equal or exceed the median school in their wards in reading."
    http://www.friendshipschools.org/pics/3_math_compared.png
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  2. page Friendship Public Charter Schools edited ... "Compared to the median schools in the wards we serve, all of our campuses equal or excee…
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    "Compared to the median schools in the wards we serve, all of our campuses equal or exceed scores in math. Four out of our six campuses also equal or exceed the median school in their wards in reading."
    http://www.friendshipschools.org/pics/3_math_compared.png
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  3. page Friendship Public Charter Schools edited Chris Maher is interim superintendent for Rhode Island. Was president at Mass Insight. Involved wi…
    Chris Maher is interim superintendent for Rhode Island. Was president at Mass Insight. Involved with Friendship Public Charter Schools in DC.
    http://www.friendshipschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=211308&type=d
    http://www.friendshipschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=205376&type=d&pREC_ID=449149
    The graphs show that they are about the same as neighboring schools.
    "Compared to the median schools in the wards we serve, all of our campuses equal or exceed scores in math. Four out of our six campuses also equal or exceed the median school in their wards in reading."
    http://www.friendshipschools.org/pics/3_math_compared.png

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Saturday, March 21

  1. page George Hall Elementary edited Was featured in the 2000 book 'No Excuses' http://www.amazon.com/No-Excuses-Lessons-High-Performi…
    Was featured in the 2000 book 'No Excuses'
    http://www.amazon.com/No-Excuses-Lessons-High-Performing-High-Poverty/dp/0891950907/ref=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1PRRRNF4WMXRS0XQWC5E
    Article about school after the turnaround
    http://lagniappemobile.com/george-hall-different-school-10-years-reconstitution/
    From that article:
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    In 2009, the school’s scores on the ARMT showed 100 percent of third and fourth graders and 98 percent of fifth graders met or exceeded proficiency standards in reading, while at least 98 percent of each of those student groups met or exceeded proficiency standards in math."
    http://www.schooldigger.com/go/AL/schools/0237001556/school.aspx
    In 2013 had nearly 100% meet standards in reading and in math.
    But these tests had very high pass rates throughout the state of Alabama
    2013 ARMT
    5th grade Reading
    School 98.4
    District 90.8
    State 88.9
    Math
    5th grade math
    School 100
    District 94.8
    State 92.6
    Alabama is near the bottom of NAEP scores so the 90% state pass rate for both tests indicates that the 2013 test was very easy to pass.
    New harder tests adopted in 2014 and AL scores dropped from 90% to under 50%
    http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/12/new_test_shows_deeper_academic.html
    According to the Alabama Department of Education website
    http://www03.alsde.edu/accountability/accountability.asp
    George Hall has performed even below the state average on the most recent 2014 tests.
    To find their scores, the district is Moblie County.
    Grade 3 Reading 6% vs 35% for state
    Grade 4 Reading 17% vs 38% for state
    Grade 5 Reading 30% vs 35% for state
    Grade 3 Math 40% vs 52% for state
    Grade 4 Math 53% vs 45% for state
    Grade 5 Math 41% vs 39% for state
    So George Hall is well below state average for reading in all grades and about the same, on average, as math.
    Common core tests, according to reformers was going to show that we've been lying to ourselves when suburban schools did well on the old exams. Will reformers concede that the George Hall miracle was less than genuine?

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Sunday, July 6

  1. page YES Prep Public Schools - North Central Houston, Texas edited ... 2010 11th grade 68 students 2011 12th grade (from newspaper report about graduation) 55 stude…
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    2010 11th grade 68 students
    2011 12th grade (from newspaper report about graduation) 55 students
    The class of 2012
    2006 6th grade 112
    2007 7th grade 109
    2008 8th grade 121?
    2009 9th grade 121
    2010 10th grade 96
    2011 11th grade 73
    2012 12th grade 61
    The class of 2013
    2007 6th grade 135
    2008 7th grade 135
    2009 8th grade 120
    2010 9th grade 114
    2011 10th grade 101
    2012 11th grade 79
    2013 12th grade 79

    We're looking at at least 50% attrition.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-01-04-yes-prep-college_N.htm
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Sunday, March 16

  1. page Eagle Academy Schools, NY edited Mentioned in The New York Times on March 16th 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/nyregion/in-…
    Mentioned in The New York Times on March 16th 2014
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/nyregion/in-debate-on-charter-schools-hybrids-offer-an-answer.html?emc=eta1&_r=1
    Said that test scores were low but that 82% were accepted to college.
    Black boys make up a particularly challenging cohort for educators. Last year, on standardized math and English tests for students in the sixth to eighth grades, only about 13 percent of them scored as proficient, as opposed to just under 30 percent for students citywide. In very poor neighborhoods, like Brownsville and Ocean Hill in Brooklyn, the rates are even lower, including at Eagle’s school in the area. But across its network, Eagle sent 82 percent of last year’s graduating class to college, a rate significantly higher than college enrollment for black male students across the country.
    Eagle Academy For Young Men II in Brooklyn only has 6th through 10th graders so it is tough to call it any kind of success yet. Their Regents grades are very low for the students who have taken them so far.
    I looked at Eagle Academy in the Bronx report card for 2011-2012. Test scores, even on the old non-common core were 30% passing. Regents scores were terrible. Average grade on math regents were Alg I: 64, Geometry: 61, Alg II: 51. They got a lower pass rate than 'expected' by the NYC growth metric. SAT scores were in the high 300s per section, 399 Math, 391 Verbal. This puts them in around the 18% percentile.
    82% of graduates may be accepted to college, but it is tough to say that they will succeed there. Also note that they boast they have their first student as an applicant to an Ivy League school, but not that he got in. Anyone can apply to an Ivy League school, of course.
    111 juniors in 2010-2011 became just 91 seniors in 2011-2012, which is a loss of 18% of those students.

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