Research results for 2016 - 2017 data

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 2016 data, these 177 schools, just 16% of those eligible, met these criteria.

Using 2017 data, these 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. Response rate was 34%.

Read more about the methodology here.