ELIZABETH CARSON

 

DRAFT September, 2002

 

Community School District Two Math Achievement in Schools with a majority Black and Hispanic student population

 

 

Background

The percentage of District 2 students eligible for free lunch has dropped since 1999 at a much higher rate than the city student population as a whole.

Years........1999..2000Ö..2001

District 2...53.2..48.7...46.9

NYC..........75....74.4...73.2

See:

http://www.nycenet.edu/daa/01asr/

 

Math tutoring services in District 2 range from pricey private tutors to affordable Chinatown tutoring schools. Some PA/PTA's fund afterafterafter school tutoring in traditional math and test prep sessions.(Among them some that raise upwards of $500,000 per year for their schools)

 

It is important to consider that District is 34.0% Asian, a far greaterpercentage than citywide (11.9%) A large percentage of the District 2 Asian families are eligible for free lunch. However, District 2 Asian students are receiving, in spite of limited resources, traditional math education outside school.

 

A large percentage of the black and Hispanic students in District 2 are eligible for free lunch.Schools in District 2 with a 50% or greater blackblcak and Hispanic student populationpopultation all have high free lunch eligibility. In the majority of those schools students are doing very poorly in math, and up until this year (2002) scores were declining in almost every grade tested. We know anecdotallyanecodtally that far fewer poor black and and Hispanic students receive outside math tutoring, than their Asian counterparts.

 

In 2002, remarkably, scores went up across NYC in every grade in every district on the citywide CTB-Math test given in grades 3, 5, 6 and 7. (overall citywide score increase: 3.6%, to 35.3% passing, still an appalling performance level) NYC performance on the 2002 NYS CTB-M: 4th grade scores remained flat at 52% in both years, 8th grade math scores improved, rising from 22.8% in 2001, to 29.8% in 2002.

 

It is interesting to note that 22 out of 32 districts showed greater improvements in math on the citywide exam than did District 2.

See summary reporthttp://www.nycenet.edu/daa/2002math/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District 2 schools, with 50% or greater combined Black and Hispanic student populations

 

Note: 4 of the schools reported below have closed or moved to another superintendency (IS 70, PS 151, HS 887, and HS 894)

 

Math Scores reflect city and state CTB-M exams administered in grades 3-8, 1999-2002

 

Cohorts tracked with yellow and grey highlight. Schoolís scores that fall below scores of similar NYC schools, are highlighted in blue.

 

Similar schools are defined as those having a similar percentage of students eligible for free lunch, a similar percentage of tested special education students, and a similar percentage of English language learners. Note that race is not entered into the equation, so that for example, a disadvantaged black studentís performance is not distinguished from a disadvantaged Asian studentís performance.

 

 

 

* PS 11* (includes scores represent combined general ed studentsand gifted program)

1999: W: 33.9; B: 25.7; H: 33.3; A: 7.1; FL: 69.2

2001: W: 35.3; B: 23.2; H: 34.3; A: 7.1; FL: 69.2

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 3: 67.1†† 46.6†† 56.647.6

Grade 4: 53.8†† 67.6†† 54.967.4

Grade 5: 37.9†† 40.3†† 54.827.3

Total:†† 53.5†† 50.6†† 55.547.9

 

RESULTS: DECLINES in total, grades 3 and 5, and 3 tracked cohorts

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school /similar NYC schools)

†††††††††††††††††† 1999†††††† 2000††††††† ††2001

City/State ELA58.9/46.6†† 57.8/49.4††† 60.5/52.7

City/State Math 53.5/49.1†† 50.6/48.8††† 55.5/50.1

4th Grade ELA††† 57.3/38.7†† 49.3/48.2††† 48.9/52.8

4th Grade Math ††53.8/60.1†† 67.6/56.4††† 54.9/61.8

 

RESULTS: School is performing above similar schools with the exception of 4th grade ELA in 2002 and 4th grade Math in 1999 & 2002

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* PS 151*(closed for building renovations,2001)

1999: W:14.4 B: 33.9 H: 43.2 A: 8.5 FL: 89.7

2001: NA Annual School report- removed from the BOE Web site

†††††††† 1999200020012002

Grade 3: 26.821.432.1†† NA

Grade 4: 41.927.533.3†† NA

Grade 5: 23.126.5 20.0†† NA

Total:†† 29.725.028.1†† NA

 

RESULTS: DECLINES in total, grades 3, 4 and 5, and 2 tracked cohorts

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARASON: NA

 

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*PS 198* (shows improvements and has few Asian students)

1999: W: 9.9; B: 31; H: 53; A: 5.9; FL 71.8

2001:W: 14.2; B: 21.7; H: 54.8; A: 9.3; FL: 79.1

†††††††† 1999200020012002

Grade 3: 27.343.551.148.1

Grade 4: 59.676.976.981.8

Grade 5: 37.0, 57.1, 27.640.7

Total:†† 43.5, 53.8, 56.355.3

 

RESULTS: IMPROVEMENTS in total and grades 4 and 5; declines in 2 tracked cohorts

 

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††† 1999 ††††2000†††††††† 2001

City/State ELA†† 43.5/41.955.2/44.6†† 56.7/47.8

City/State Math43.5/43.153.8/43.1†† 56.3/44.0

4th Grade ELA ††40.0/33.466.7/46.3 ††62.7/44.7

4th Grade Math†† 59.6/53.2 76.9/49.8 ††76.9/56.2

 

RESULTS: Schools is performing equal to or above similar schools

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*PS/IS 33*

1999: W:3.8; B:19.2; H:53.8; A:23.1 FL:81

2001: W:5; B: 24.3; H: 55.7; A: 15.1 FL: 81.9

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 3: 31.9†† 25.0†† 16.3†† 48.9

Grade 4: 26.2†† 33.3†† 33.3†† 45.7

Grade 5: 22.66.3†† 13.6†† 25

Grade 6: 17.6†† 8.5††† 3.2†† 12.1

Grade 7:NA†† 16.7†† 4.8†† 6.9

Grade 8:NA†††† NA†††† 8.0†† 8.5

Total:††† 25.8†† 17.3†† 13.926.2

 

RESULTS: 1999 and 2001, there were DECLINES in grades 3-7 and in total

Declines in every tracked cohort. 2002 scores improved in grades 3,4, 5 & 6 and overall

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††††† 1999 ††††††2000†††††† 2001

City/State ELA††† 37.6/34.528.3/34.635.4/36.1

City/State Math†† 25.8/31.817.3/29.413.9/29.0

4th Grade ELA†††† 11.6/28.620.9/37.443.6/39.1

4th Grade Math††† 26.2/47.433.3/40.733.3/49.2

8th Grade ELA††††††† NA††††††††† NA†††† 12.0/33.6

8th Grade Math†††††† NA††††††††† NA††††† 8.0/22.2

 

RESULTS: School is performing far below similar schools with the exception of 1999 city/state ELA, and 2001 4th grade ELA

 

 

 

 

 

 

*PS/IS 51*

1999: W: 7.5; B: 17; H:67.5; A:7.9; FL:84.2

2001: W: 9.3; B: 17.6; H: 63.6; A: 9.6; FL: 85.1

††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 3: 68.033.3†† 63.476.9††

Grade 4: 71.421.9†† 85.777.5

Grade 5: 38.536.4†† 36.826.1

Grade 6: 12.027.3†† 20.851.5

Grade 7: 29.212.5†† 19.2†† 9.5

Grade 8: 4.2†† 4.2††† 0.044.8

Total:†† 36.622.1†† 39.351.7

 

RESULTS: Score improvements and declines are dramatic and irregular, with an overall large total improvement. Very large DECLINES in†† tracked cohorts except two starting with 4th & 5th grade in 1999 Questionable large score increase in grade 4, 2000-20001, in grade 6, 2001-2002, and in grade 8, 2001-2002.

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††††† 1999†††††† 2000††††††† 2001

City/State ELA†††† 59.2/20††† 43.4/22.2†† 60.7/25.6

City/State Math††† 36.6/17.622.1/17.4†† 39.3/17.7

4th Grade ELA††††† 66.7/15.238.7/24.7†† 63.6/28.7

4th Grade Math†††† 71.4/30.521.9/26.6†† 85.7/34.8

8th Grade ELA††††† 29.2/26.237.5/19.2†† 27.3/22.2

8th Grade Math††††† 4.2/12.7†† 4.2/12.7††† 0.0/12.4

 

RESULTS: School performs well above similar schools, but with much smaller differences in 8th grade ELA. 8th grade math performance is inferior to similar schools in all three years

 

 

*PS/IS 111*

1999: W: 8.9; B:19; H:65.3; A:6.8 FL:98

2001: W: 9.3; B: 16.9; H: 67.1; A: 6.8; FL: 88.8

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 3: 48.4†† 28.0†† 41.534.7

Grade 4: 44.0†† 26.9†† 30.650.5

Grade 5: 13.5†† 29.1†† 16.715.5

Grade 6: 16.9†† 15.7†† 23.714.8

Grade 7: 17.2†† 21.4††† 4.6 21.1

Grade 8: 14.8†† 10.8†† 35.721.2

Total:†† 26.1†† 22.526.427.6

 

RESULTS: Scores remain flat with some dramatic increases and declines year to year. DECLINES in all tracked cohorts, except one, cohort grade 6 in 1999.

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††† 1999††††† 2000††††† 2001

City/State ELA†† 33.5/34.933.5/34.634.8/36.1

City/State Math26.1/31.822.5/29.426.4/29.0

4thGrade ELA†† 31.8/28.639.8/37.431.3/39.1

4th Grade Math†† 44.0/47.426.9/40.730.6/49.2

8th Grade ELA††† 27.3/38.518.6/33.337.1/33.6

8th Grade Math†† 14.8/28.510.8/22.735.7/22.2

 

RESULTS: School is performing about the same as similar schools on city/state ELA, and on 4th grade ELA, except in 2001. 8th grade ELA far below similar schools except in 2001 School performance far below similar schools on city/state math, 4th and 8th grade math, with the exception of 8th grade math in 2002

 

 

 

 

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*IS 70*)school closed at end of 1999- 2000 school year)

1999: W:7; B:21.4; H:53.6; A:17.9; FL:91

2002: NA

††††††††† 1999†† 2000††

Grade 6:†† 3.0†† 0.0

Grade 7:†† 13.53.7

Grade 8:†† 13.07.0

Total:††††† 9.43.6

 

RESULTS: School performance was rock bottom and showed more decline

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON: (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††††† 1999††††††† 2000

City/State ELA†††† 20.9/55.9††† 28.2/62.1

City/State Math††† 10.7/51.6††† 5.6/53.3

8th Grade ELA†††††† NA†††††††††††† NA

8th Grade Math††††† NA†††††††††††† NA

 

RESULTS: School performance well below similar schools

 

 

District 2 schools with half or more Black and Hispanic students, with a greater percentage of white and Asian students, and fewer eligible for free lunch:

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*PS/IS 217* Roosevelt Island

1999 W: 17.8; B:50.1; H:22.2; A:10.0; FL: 43.5

2001 W: 19.7; B:39.4; H:23.7; A:17.1; FL: 53

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 2001†† 2002

Grade 3: 51.9†† 37.860.8†† 59.6

Grade 4: 54.8†† 72.565.9†† 56.5

Grade 5: 28.6†† 34.932.7†† 27.9

Grade 6: 23.3†† 9.3†† 33.3†† 16.7

Grade 7: 30.5†† 25.010.4†† 27.3

Grade 8: 40.8†† 20.622.9†† 35.6

Total:†† 37.1†† 32.5†† 37.6†† 37.4

 

RESULTS: Scores rise and fall sometimes dramatically, but from 1999-2002, remain relatively flat. DECLINES in all tracked cohorts except cohort with grade 5 in 1999

 

 

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††††† 1999††††††† 2000††††††† 2001

City/State ELA†††† 49.4/46††† 51.6/51.3††† 51.3/53.1

City/State Math†† 37.1/45.2†† 32.5/46.2††† 37.6/46.9

4thGrade ELA††† 40.5/41.5†† 73.1/55.1††† 55.6/55.2

4th Grade Math††† 54.8/61.4†† 72.5/60.5††† 65.9/64.8

8th Grade ELA†††† 67.3/45.7†† 38.7/45.1††† 29.5/49.6

8th Grade Math††† 40.8/35.6†† 20.6/36.2††† 22.9/36.8

 

 

RESULTS: Checkered pattern of school performance above and below similar schools. City/State math below similar schools 1999-2001. 8th grade math lower than similar shools, 2000, 2001

 

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*IS/HS 887* School for the Physical City ( moved tounder Alternative Manhattan HS superintendency end of 2000-2001)

1999: W: 41; B: 29.4; H: 20.9; A: 8.6; FL:38.7

2001: W: 30.2; B: 23.8; H: 27.5; A: 18.5; FL: 46.2

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 6:50.028.3†† 22.4††† NA

Grade 7:63.623.2†† 32.2††† NA

Grade 8:72.7†† 45.8†† 21.2††† NA

Total:††† 63.632.025.6

 

RESULTS: Precipitous DECLINES in all grades and tracked cohorts.

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††††† 1999†††††††† 2000†††††††† 2001

City/State ELA†† 70.1/67.9††† 43.9/71.9††† 40.0/69.2

City/State Math†† 63.6/59.5††† 32.0/60.6††† 25.6/57.1

8th Grade ELA††††† NA††††††††††††† NA††††††††† NA

8th Grade Math†††† NA††††††††††††† NA††††††††† NA

 

RESULTS School performance on city/state math and ELA above similar schools in 1999, slipped far below similar schools in 2000, 2001

 

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*IS 896* Greenwich Village Middle School

1999: W: 27.6; B: 32.7; H: 28.6; A: 11.2; FL: 38.8

2001: W: 32.6; B: 33.3; H: 25; A: 9.1; FL: 46.2

††††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 6:24.1†† 50.9†† 33.3†† NA

Grade 7:46.4†† 29.0†† 31.6†† NA

Grade 8:41.4†† 46.4†† 32.0†† NA

Total:††† 37.2†† 43.8†† 32.453.3

 

RESULTS: Increases and Declines 9/18 school math report 1999-2002 is unavailable on the web

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††† 1999††††††††† 2000††††††††† 2001

City/State ELA††† 56.9/55.9††† 59.3/62.1†††† 66.3/61.1

City/State Math†† 37.2/51.6††† 43.8/53.3†††† 32.3/52.8

8th Grade ELA†††† 58.6/60.5††† 60.7/60.3†††† 46.2/58.7

8th Grade Math††† 41.4/47.3††† 46.4/48.3†††† 32/47.1

 

RESULTS: On most exams in all years school performance is below similar schools, school performance far below similar schools on city/state math exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*IS/HS 413* School of the Future ( 8th grade test boycotted by all but approx 12 students in 2001 and 2002)

1999: W: 25.8; B: 23.8; H: 33.3; A:17; FL:44.4

2001: W: 36; B: 21.4; H: 25; A: 17.6; FL: 38.3

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 2001 †††††††††††††††††††2002

Grade 6:69.761.8†† 67.0††††††††††††††††††64.3

Grade 7:55.264.953.9††††††††††††††††††58.4

Grade 8:27.134.535.7 (boycott,12 tested)66.7(boycott, 12 tested0

Total:††† 52.355.059.5 (boycott,- 8th grd)61.4 (boycott,- 8th grd)

 

RESULTS: Scores vary slightly, remain relatively flat 1999-2000,improvement in 8th grade 2000. low Tracked cohort scores declined. 2001 & 2002 8th grade and totals non-representative, due to 8th grade boycott

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††††† 1999††††† ††2000†††††† 2001

City/State ELA††† 42.9/67.9††† 64.9/71.9†† 57.3/69.2 (boycott yr)

City/State Math†† 52.3/59.4††† 55/60.6†††† 59.5/57.1 (boycott yr)

8th Grade ELA†††† 45.9/70.2††† 47.5/69.9†† 38.5/65†† (boycott yr)

8th Grade Math††† 27.1/49.5††† 34.5/55.6†† 35.7/56.1 (boycott yr)

 

RESULTS School performance is far below similar schools in ever year tested

 

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*IS/HS 414* Museum

1999: W: 36.3; B: 26.8; H: 29.3; A:7.3; FL:21.6

2001: W: 25.4; B: 26.6; H: 40.1; A: 7.9 FL: 33.8

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 6:45.536.8†† 44.932.8

Grade 7:29.541.5†† 29.528.3

Grade 8:31.7†† 31.744.637.7

Total:††† 35.8†† 36.839.433.1

 

RESULTS: From 1999-2002, declines in performance in 6th and 7th grade and total, 2002 8th grade slightly improved from 1999. Tracked cohorts remained relatively flat.

 

 

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years††††††††† 1999†††††† 2000†††† ††2001

City/State ELA†† 56.7/67.9††† 64.8/71.962.7/69.2

City/State Math35.8/59.5††† 36.8/60.6†† 39.4/57.1

8th Grade ELA††† 65/70.2††††† 53.3/69.9†† 65.6/65

8th Grade Math†† 31.7/49.5††† 31.7/55.6†† 44.6/56.1

 

RESULTS:The school is performing well below similar schools in all years on all tests, with the exception of 8th grade ELA in 2001

 

 

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* IS 894* NYC Public School for Dance (closed, end 1999- 2000)

1999: W: 26; B: 38.4; H: 19.2; A: 16.4; FL: 56.2

2001: NO DATA

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 6:40.980.0closed

Grade 7:15.464.0

Grade 8:42.933.3

Total:††† 33.3 59.0

 

RESULTS:

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††††† 1999†††† ††2000†††††† 2001

City/State ELA††† 40.0/43.2††† 50/47.2†††††

City/State Math†† 33.3/37.5††† 59/38.5††††

8th Grade ELA†††††††† NA†††††††† NA

8th Grade Math††††††† NA†††††††† NA

 

RESULTS:

 

 

 

 

The remainingDistrict 2 school with half or more Black and Hispanic students, has a much larger percentage of Asian students __________________________________________________________________

 

* PS/IS 126* (Chinatown)

1999: W: 4; B: 20.4; H: 39.2; A:36.2; FL:82.8

2001: W: 4.3; B: 19.7; H: 42.3; A: 33.7; FL:67.9

†††††††† 1999†† 2000†† 20012002

Grade 3: 16.4†† 33.9†† 59.362.3

Grade 4: 42.1†† 45.3†† 66.074.5

Grade 5: 17.8†† 40.0†† 18.254

Grade 6: 2.0 †††4.5†† 57.160.9

Grade 7: 6.7†† 33.3†† 34.448

Grade 8: 11.6†† 19.6†† 51.270.6

Total:†† 17.0†† 32.647.361.8††

 

RESULTS: Marked improvements, 1999-2002

 

 

 

 

SIMILAR SCHOOL COMPARISON (this school/similar NYC schools)

In years†††††††††††† 1999†† ††††††2000††††††††† 2001

City/State ELA††††† 23/46††††††† 39/51.3††††† 48.9/53.1†††††

City/State Math†††† 17/45.2††††† 32.6/46.2††† 47.3/46.9

4thGrade ELA††††† 25.5/41.5††† 43.1/55.1††† 38.2/55.2

4th Grade Math††††† 42.1/61.4††† 45.3/60.5††† 66/64.8

8th Grade ELA†††††† 25/45.7††††† 25/45.1††††† 48.8/49.6

8th Grade Math††††† 11.6/35.6††† 19.6/36.2††† 51.2/36.8

 

RESULTS:School performance far below similar schools on most tests and in all three years, with the exception of city and state math in 2001.

 

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Sources:

 

Annual District and School Reports 2001

http://www.nycenet.edu/daa/01asr/results_PDF.asp?Distretto=2&Submit=Subm

 

City and State CTB-Math Test results, 1999-2001 http://www.nycenet.edu/daa/2001math/index.html

 

City and State CTB-Math Test results 1999-2002

http://www.nycenet.edu/daa/2002math/

 

State and City Math Test Results grades 3-8 1999-2002 District 2

http://www.nycenet.edu/daa/2002math/results.asp?distretto=02&Submit=Submit