An (Unofficial) DCPS Feeder Patterns & School ESEA Classification

Unofficial DCPS Feeder Patterns & 2012 ESEA School Classification

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2 thoughts on “An (Unofficial) DCPS Feeder Patterns & School ESEA Classification

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  2. This is a very interesting visual presentation. A few suggestions to make it extremely useful:
    1. Use more current data from 2013. See for example: http://www.learndc.org/schoolprofiles/view#0338/reportcard
    2. Do NOT use the school classifications (Reward, Rising…), particularly the FOCUS category. Better measure, if set on using a categorization, is the School Report Card SCORE. “FOCUS” is not the 4th in a ranking of 5. FOCUS is reserved for schools that might have an issue with the gains for a subset of the population, e.g., hispanic males in math, and therefore Feds push OSSE to ‘focus’ on oversight and monitoring. The school could in fact generally have a score which puts it into the DEVELOPING category otherwise.
    3. The Classifications scheme in general gives a distorted view of schools because they primarily are based on DC CAS tests which only measure the percent proficiency of students in limited grades for aggregates of all population categories together in those grades — that means Special Ed and non-Special Ed, ELL and non-ELL. Schools differ in the proportions of these populations and so the one number for each school becomes less useful — apples vs. oranges — when comparing schools.

    But the presentation vehicle remains very useful.

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