ERIC Number: ED561002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
The Condition of New York City High Schools: Examining Trends and Looking toward the Future. Data Brief
Kemple, James J.
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Until the turn of the 21st century, high school graduation rates in New York City hovered at or below 50 percent, much lower than state and national averages. There was widespread agreement about the need to reform the City's high schools and produce better results for students. This paper presents an independent analysis of how the high school landscape changed in New York City between 1999 and 2011 and, importantly, the extent to which key student outcomes improved during that time. The paper describes dramatic shifts in the supply of high schools, most notably a trend toward smaller, more mission-driven schools of choice. It also reports steady improvement across many indicators of high school performance and engagement, including attendance, credit accumulation, graduation, and college readiness rates. The paper highlights stubborn gaps in performance as well--between groups of students, and between current achievement levels and the aspirations that the public and school leaders have for New York City high schools. Drawing on these findings, the paper outlines several directions for future policy and practice.
Descriptors: High Schools, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Graduation Rate, Educational Change, Educational History, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Size, Small Schools, Educational Objectives, Institutional Mission, Attendance Patterns, Credits, College Readiness, Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Demography
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Publication Type: Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: New York University, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Identifiers - Location: New York