Manya has been 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 identified schools that have
— 40% or more poverty;
— 25% or more ED students scoring 3 or 4 on NY ELA;
— 65% or more ED students scoring 2, 3, or 4 on NY ELA;
— 30 or more ED test-takers; and have
— no admissions criteria other than residency; and
— no in-district school choice.
Using 2017 data, these 248 schools, 20% of those eligible, met these criteria.
Using 2018 data, these 191 schools, 19% of those eligible, met criteria
N.B. As the NYSED ELA exam changed, the cut-offs changed to
— 32% or more ED students scoring 3 or 4 on NY ELA;
— 72% or more ED students scoring 2, 3, or 4 on NY ELA
Each study school was asked to identify strategies that they believe are working to boost the performance of their Economically Disadvantaged students. Response rate was 34%.
Read more about the methodology here.