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ERIC Number: ED560764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 55
Abstractor: As Provided
Measuring Up: Educational Improvement & Opportunity in 50 Cities
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley
Center on Reinventing Public Education
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public schools, based on test scores and non-test indicators, in 50 mid- and large-sized cities. We selected the cities based on their size and because they reflect the complexity of urban public education today, where a single school district is often no longer the only education game in town. Our research uses nine indicators to examine how well each city's schools are doing overall and how well they are doing for students from low-income households and students of color. Our analysis shows some brights spots, but performance in most cities is flat. Poor and minority students face staggering inequities, and the picture is especially bleak for black students. These problems call for big changes, not incremental tweaks, and highlight the need to identify and learn from cities that are showing that things can get better. The following are appended: (1) Data Tables; and (2) How We Measured the Indicators. [Foreword written by Robin Lake.]
Center on Reinventing Public Education. University of Washington Bothell Box 358200, Seattle, WA 98195. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Colorado; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Washington; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)