New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) released elementary and middle school Progress Reports on September 30. The school grading methodology has changed from previous years and is now based on three categories.
Schools are given a letter grade, from A to F, for school environment, student performance and student progress. According to the DOE, school environment makes up 15 percent, student performance 25 percent and student progress counts for a whopping 60 percent of the score.
Downtown Brooklyn’s Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women received a D. The school received a B for school environment, but failed for both student performance and student progress, which resulted in a D for its overall score.
Schools that earn D’s, F’s and C’s in three consecutive years can possibly face leadership changes due to low scores. All school scores can be found at http://schools.nyc.gov and high school progress reports will be released in November.
“Chancellor Klein Releases 2010 Progress Reports for Schools Serving Students in Grades Kindergarten-8,” New York City Department of Education
“Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women Progress Report,” New York City Department of Education