Saturday, July 8, 2017

KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List


U.S. News and World Report publishes an annual list of the best high schools based on a metric involving mostly AP tests.  Two months ago I noticed something strange when examining the data for a KIPP high school in New York that was ranked 29th in the country and 4th in the state on this list.  Though there is just one KIPP high school in New York, there were four KIPP high schools in the rankings.  These schools were actually middle schools.  One of those schools had 100% of their students passing an AP while the other three had 0%.  The only logical explanation for this is that KIPP manipulated their rosters, assigning kids who passed APs to one ‘school’ and kids who didn’t to the other three ‘schools’ even though they were all just part of one high school.
I wrote a post about this and some people suggested I somehow report this to US News and World Report.  I didn’t want to get into a wild goose chase about this.  I didn’t think that US News and World Report really cared if their metric had been gamed or not.
So I was pleased to learn, the other day, that US News and World Report has this update on the main page now.
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When the original US News ranking came out, the now disqualified KIPP Academy KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

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