Madison Schools “Advanced Learner” Update

Madison School District Administration (PDF):

1. In 2014-15, 3,660 students were identified as advanced learners in grades K-8, accounting for about 19% of all K-8 students.

2. The demographic diversity of the students identified as advanced learners increased from 2013-14 to 2014-15 by race/ethnicity, income, and English Language Learner (ELL) status.

3. Advanced learners exhibit higher attendance rates, lower incidence of negative behavior, and higher proficiency rates than their peers, as well as higher MAP growth rates.

Superintendent Cheatham’s related memorandum (PDF).

Background: The “Talented & Gifted” Complaint.

One size fits all classes: English 10.

Past attempts to reduce high school curricular choices.

Madison’s long term, disastrous reading results.