ERIC Number: ED363682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Bronx: Educational Achievement and Socioeconomic Profile.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.
A comprehensive portrait of the Bronx (New York City) and schooling provided there is presented. The background paper, "Education in the Bronx," and "Socioeconomic Profile of the Bronx" are provided, which present data about the schools and conditions in which the 1.2 million Bronx residents live. Enrollment demographics, test scores, dropout rates, college-going rates, student background characteristics that affect their ability to learn (external conditions, poverty levels, and special language needs), and in-school factors (teacher characteristics, and audiovisual, computer, and library resources) are examined. A status report highlights low-performing schools and Schools Under Registration Review in the Bronx. Most students are from poor families, and many are from homes where English is not spoken, requiring special language services. These and other external conditions combine with critical school factors to contribute to unsatisfactory outcomes. With few exceptions, Bronx students are below the New York City and statewide levels. Over 60 percent of Bronx schools need school improvement assistance, and the Bronx has almost one-third of the lowest performing public schools statewide. These schools have higher levels of teachers with less education and lacking certification. Twenty-three tables and 22 figures present data about students and schools by district and county. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Profiles, Public Schools, School Statistics, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
New York State Education Department, Office for Planning, Research and Support Services, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)