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Apr 24 2006 - 05:06 PM
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Take a look at the interesting tool created by Standard and Poor's. Using it, one can easily find how well different school districts are doing on state standardized tests and can get a visual depiction of a school's demographics. This information is marketed–in part–to parents who are moving into a new area. If someone took a look at my high school, would they think about moving to North Plainfield if they could afford not to? But, this may be unfair; this database also reminds educational researchers–do they really need to be reminded?–that there are huge disparities in the types of education that students are getting, and these disparities–judging from the random sample of schools that I searched for [Plainfield, North Plainfield, Basking Ridge, Millburn] seem to be due–at least partially–to the socioeconomic background of the district.
Posted in: FYI|By: Jeff Frank|29534 Reads