Monday, May 19, 2008

Grading Schools by AP

PZ sent this from the Washington Post. It's a terribly problematic way to grade schools--poor, rural schools can't afford to offer a lot of AP courses, or even if they can (as Dryden has discovered), often kids won't or can't cough up the $85 fee to take the test. So once again, we have a methodology that is skewed to favor wealthier districts. It's nice to note that Ithaca (alone out of the TST schools) ranked 346. Check out YOUR high school!

LATER: Whoops, I lied, Tburg was 686th.

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