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July 1, 2013

The Great Divide in High School College Readiness Rates

Rhonda Rosenberg:

10 percent of the schools produce nearly half the college-ready graduates Last week the city announced that 22.2% of students from the high school Class of 2012 met the state's college-ready standard, up from 21.1% for the Class of 2011. What the announcement didn't say was that this already weak college-readiness rate was inflated by a small group of schools that contribute a disproportionate number of students to the city's college-ready percentage. The differences between schools were so great that the city's overall college-readiness rate of 22.2% did not represent the reality for even most city schools. In fact, only a quarter of the city's high schools had a college-ready rate that was 22% or better. Here's one way to look at the numbers: -

Posted by Jim Zellmer at July 1, 2013 12:54 AM
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