ERIC Number: ED448242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State of the New York City Public Schools, 2000. Civic Report No. 13.
Manhattan Inst., New York, NY. Center for Civic Innovation.
This is the second report card on the New York City public schools issued by the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation. The "just the facts" format provides a statistical review of performance over 10 years using data made available by the State Education Department and the City Board of Education. In the short term, data show that high school completion rates are slightly up, and that scores on standardized tests have improved. The slight increase in high school completion is overshadowed by a long-term trend in which about half the students complete their studies in 4 years and an additional 20% do so by the age of 21. It appears as though, if the Regent's examinations remain rigorous, about 16% of the students in New York City will be able to meet the state's new and more rigorous requirements for a high school diploma in the future. An increasing number of students have been forsaking the traditional diploma for an "equivalent diploma." Such students are less likely to do well in college. The improvements in standardized test scores are somewhat more encouraging, but still, tests reveal that about 60% of students attending elementary and middle schools in the city are not reading at an acceptable level. A large disparity is evident in academic performance defined by race, and this gap is apparent on all measures of academic performance. New York City has a high percentage of students who are in the lowest quartile of academic performance. Tables provide information on student academic achievement and high school completion, with details about the performance of schools, students in various ethnic groups, and special education students. (Contains 13 graphs and 10 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Inst., New York, NY. Center for Civic Innovation.