The Seattle School District just released their annual school report cards documenting individual school performance and growth ( http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid).
The Seattle Times editorial board thinks the report cards are “promising,” but the paper hasn’t offered much analysis beyond that ( http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2016792879_).
One exciting finding for the central district is that Leschi Elementary has jumped from a level 1 to level 3 in the segmentation rankings. That’s pretty outstanding! Our other local schools all maintatined their 2009-2010 levels (Madrona K-8: level 1; Stevens: level 4; Baily Gatzert: level 1). A graph of the 2009-2010 levels is attached to this post. The segmentation levels were discussed last year by the Times:
“SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS unveiled a new rating system for its schools Tuesday that measures not just how many students pass state tests, but how much improvement students make from year to year. The schools all were ranked on a scale of 1 to 5, with a 5 meaning that a school had a high percentage of students passing state math and reading tests and students are improving. A 1 means that schools have a low passage rate on state tests and low-medium improvement. Here are the schools at each level”