ERIC Number: ED166216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
The Quality of Schooling. An Analysis of the Quality of New York State Elementary and Secondary Education. Occasional Paper #23.
Woollatt, Lorne H.
Data were collected from a number of sources evaluating the performance of elementary and secondary school students in New York State. Comparison of New York students against the other 49 states, and of various regions within New York state, led to the following conclusions. New York state produced a larger number of high-scoring students on college entrance examinations than any other state. Advanced Placement Examinations data indicated that New York state high school students also led in qualifying for college credits. New York high school graduates outperformed the other states in the National Merit and Achievement Scholarship Programs, and formed a large proportion of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search selections. Within the state, the metropolitan New York City area, Albany, and the Binghamton-Ithaca region led in mathematics and reading test scores. The schools in the western portion of the state appeared to be doing the most to overcome demographic conditions. New York City represented a paradox: performance on the Pupil Evaluation Program was far below the state average, yet the city's high school graduates outperformed the entire United States in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York