Franklin a D school

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

She then shared Stewart’s remarks that outlined how grades for high schools are based on test scores, as well as graduation rates and college readiness. Stewart noted that “schools receive points based on how many students take college-level courses and how they score on tests such as the SAT.”

In terms of graduation rate, Franklin received only 124 out of a possible 200 points, because the school’s four-year graduation rate is hovering around just 60 percent. The graduation rate dropped just slightly from the year before, 59 down to 58.8 percent.

The drop-out rate climbed slightly, to 4.3 from 4.1 percent in 2011-12, but remained more than double the percentage statewide of 2.0 percent. “These are areas of concern and the leadership will be addressing the graduation and dropout rates in January 2014,” said Marks.

In terms of high school students’ participation and performance in what is called “accelerated curriculum,” courses such as advanced placement and dual enrollment in a state college or other venue, Franklin School received 151 out of a possible 300 points. The school showed a drop in students taking part in such courses, and no growth in how well they performed.

As a combination high school, Franklin also received a middle-school acceleration component, worth up to 100 points, which measures middle school students' participation in and performance on high-school level end-of-course assessments. The school received a total of 78 points, with performance outpacing participation.

Post-secondary readiness in reading improved, by about 12 percentage points to 61 percent, but there was no change with math, which has a percentage of no better than one-third of the students being ready for college level courses.


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