Friday, November 14, 2008

Mapping Middle School


Based on the EffectiveSchooling.org chart MNPS Middle schools are looking pretty good.

Green with a dot = Exceptional
Green = Exceeds Standards
Yellow = Meets Standards

4 comments:

Nashteach said...

Wow. Thank you for this post!

din819go said...

come on nashteach -- reaching incredibly low standards many with proficient below grade average is good? give me a break --

Nashteach said...

I'm well on record saying I think the state test is a weak measurement and the NCLB notion of "minimal skills" is misleading and an unfortunate focus. My comment was directed at Kay for actually posting something positive about Metro. As involved as you have been, can't you find anything positive to say? I'm sorry but at times the negative hyperbole here and elsewhere gets a bit much. So, yes, thanks, Kay, for a positive take on something every now and again.

Kay Brooks said...

You're welcome. I completely agree. The bar is set low so we need to keep that in mind.

I did the map in light of the upcoming rezoning. Are there neighborhoods where the schools are reliably bad? Apparently not. Each of the middle schools in MNPS are, on average, moving children forward at least one grade level.

However, perception doesn't match this map, I'm sure.

If I get some time this week perhaps I'll tackle the elementary schools.