Tag Archives: Graduation Rates

WaPo Cites D.C. Graduation Rate at 76%, But There is a Problem.

In an article at The Washington Post, the District of Columbia graduation rate was reported at 79%. However, there is a big ‘but’ that comes along with that number as 1% met math standards and 4% met reading standards. Continue reading

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The Actual Graduation Rate In NC Isn’t 85.8%

North Carolina Superintendent June Atkinson was recently cited in a WRAL article about the state’s graduation rate.

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina released its latest public school performance data Thursday, showing the state’s graduation rate and school grades improved last year.

he state’s graduation rate increased slightly, from 85.6 percent in 2014-15 to 85.8 percent last school year. This marks the 11th consecutive year that the rate has improved. In 2005-06, the state’s graduation rate was 68.3 percent.

“If I could do a back flip about the graduation rate, I would do that,” State Superintendent June Atkinson told reporters Thursday. (WRAL, 9/1/16)

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) also put out a press release touting the increase in graduation rates.

As this site has previously pointed out, this rate is not the actual graduation rate when one factors in the now famous “career and college readiness” that Common Core was alleged to bring. Continue reading

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Graduation Rates Get Scrutiny At NC State Board of Ed Retreat – #nced

In a report by Alex Granados at Education NC, video is included on a back and forth over graduation rates. Board member Collins questions that rate when you take into account low college ready proficiency rates.

Putting the question bluntly, what is the true or effective graduation rate when you take into account career and college readiness? Continue reading

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UNC Paper Class’s Underlying Scandal: K-12 Failures

I’ve been waiting for an article to accurately capture what I had considered to be the biggest scandals of all regarding the Wainstein report on UNC’s Paper Class scandal.
That biggest scandal, for me, was the question of how some of these kids even GOT into UNC.
The wait is over.

The Pope Center’s Jesse Saffron and Jenna A. Robinson have produced an article entitled, The Biggest Lesson from the UNC Academic Scandal Has Been Ignored.

The key point from the article is emphasized in the excerpt below.

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Please Go To My Website… – #StuffAtkinsonSays

The longest serving K-12 Educrat wants you to head to her brand new website, which is currently one whole page with a tiny little blurb on it touting a single statistic from her reign as Superintendent.

No, it’s not her beloved Common Core State Standards, it’s North Carolina Graduation rates.

Let’s take a look at that rate, shall we?

MAKE SURE TO STOP BACK LATER THIS WEEK…. NOT DONE DIGGING YET….
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