Beating the Odds; Building Opportunities!
Research results for 2016 data are posted at bottom of page;
results for 2017 data coming soon.
Strategies to boost the achievement of Economically Disadvantaged students.
Manya is conducting a study to identify strategies used by New York State public schools whose Economically Disadvantaged students are doing well.
Using publicly-available data, Manya contacted schools that are outside of NYC, are not charter schools, and have
40% or more poverty;
25% or more of ED students scoring 3 or 4 on the NYS ELA;
65% or more of ED students scoring 2, 3, or 4 on the NYS ELA;
30 or more ED test-takers;
no admissions criteria other than residency; and
no in-district school choice.
Using 2017 data, 248 schools, 20% of those eligible, met these criteria.
Each study school was asked to identify strategies that they believe are working to boost the performance of their Economically Disadvantaged students.
Read about the methodology of the study here.
A conference on this topic was held on June 8, 2017, and a second conference is planned for Fall, 2018.
Please click here for the powerpoint that was shown at the FIRST conference.
Please click here for the powerpoint that was shown at the SECOND conference
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