Discover the SPAM generated from crap by U.S. News and World Report’s school rankings.
Each year, U.S. News And World Report generates a report of the ‘best’ high schools in the country. This year, the charter world has been celebrating because out of the top 100 schools, by the U.S. News rating system, 34 of them are charter schools.
There are a lot of ways to measure the quality of a high school. The way that U.S. News does it is as follows: 75% of the score is the percent of 12th graders who get at least a 3 on at least one AP test. 25% of the score is the percent of 12th graders who took at least one AP test. They call this weighted average the ‘College Ready Index.’ By including the participation rate, a school can’t inflate their scores by only allowing students to take the AP who are most likely to pass.
The school at which I teach, Stuyvesant High…
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