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http://cps.edu/Performance/Documents/SQRPHandbook.pdf
School quality rating policy (SQRP)
Chicago Public Schools SQRP
Level rating (1+, 1, 2+,2,3)
Elem: Test score (MAP & ACCESS), Change in test score, Attendance, 5 Essentials, Data Quality Index
HS: Test scores (AP/IB), Change in test score (SAT, PSAT), Freshman on-track, 1-year dropout, 4-year grad rate, AP/IB/College credit, College enrollment, College persistence, 5 Essentials, DQI
Elem: 65%
HS: ~25% (was ~40%)
Mandated by CPS policy but not by state or feds
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https://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/eligibility.html
Blue Ribbon SchoolsUS Dept of EducationAwardTest Scores and, for HS, graduation rate: in top 15% of schools in state. One category for reducing achievement gap, one for high performing overall. Can also use other measures than test scores via using whatever method the state uses to rank schools
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https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAStatePlanforIllinois.pdf
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/17-3249_P-2_Indicator_Working_Group_Report.pdf
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/17-3249_3-8_Indicator_Working_Group_Report.pdf
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/CCRI_Report.pdf
IL State Report Card ratingsIL State Board of EducationTier rating (1-4)75%: Test scores (PARCC, DLM, SAT), Elem: change in test scores ("Academic progress", i.e. linear regression of current year scores against previous year scores) and HS: grad rate.
25%: chronic absenteeism (more than 10% or more excused + unexcused absences), 5 Essentials survey, 9th grade on-track, "College Career Ready Indication" (amalgamation of GPA, advanced course work, test scores or career req's), 0-weighted arts indicator. the 25% will eventually include a PreK-2 and possibly an non-test-score elem/middle grade indicator
~75%
p.47 https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAStatePlanforIllinois.pdf
Initially, just math and ELA and ACCESS, later science test
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https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings
Best US High SchoolsUS News and World ReportRanked orderTest scores, with some adjustment for percentage of low-income students, graduation rate & AP test participation + score
"a school's performance compared with what would be statistically expected for that school in its state, based on its percentage of economically disadvantaged students"
https://www.usnews.com/pubfiles/best-high-schools-technical-appendix.pdf
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https://www.greatschools.org/gk/ratings-methodology/#methodology-summary-rating
Great schools ratingGreatSchoolsNumerical valueTest Score 5
College Readiness 5 —> grad rate, AP tests, College entrance exams
Student Progress Rating 4 -> test scores
Advanced Course 3
Equity 3 -> test scores
75%Non-profit funded by ed privatizer foundations: Gates, Walton, Bloomberg, Helmsley, Zuckerberg, John & Laura Arnold
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Bibliographic Resources
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A Better Picture of Poverty: What Chronic Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC’s Lowest-Income Elementary Schools
http://www.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BetterPictureofPoverty_PA_FINAL_001.pdf
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North Shore superintendent complains parents are 'exclusionary' and 'embarrassing' on school boundaries
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-district-112-map-draws-fire-tl-1116-20171109-story.html
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D-112 Head Calls Out Parents on Boundary Disputes
https://jwcdaily.com/2017/11/09/d-112-head-calls-out-parents-on-boundary-disputes/
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How Chicago School Construction Furthers Race and Class Segregation
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/how-chicago-school-construction-furthers-race-and-class-segregation/92305e1d-2888-46e3-9e6c-de3a3a7f01de
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Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City: How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/choosing-a-school-for-my-daughter-in-a-segregated-city.html
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Chronic Absenteeism, Poverty and How Community Schools Can Help
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-j-blank/chronic-absenteeism-pover_b_6254954.html
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We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?
https://www.vox.com/2018/1/8/16822374/school-segregation-gerrymander-map
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The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into different high schools based on achievement
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/the-big-sort/d198b0c7-b490-4041-94fc-b9d10666f127
"Researchers say 'achievement' may be an indication of the resources students have at home. Higher performing students’ families are better at getting information about school quality, navigating the system, and securing things like transportation to school or test prep for entrance exams."
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