Saturday, May 27, 2006

Measuring education outcomes, it's not as easy as it sounds

Graduation rates are an important measure of success for the educational system. The difficulty of measuring drop outs and graduate is outlined in this piece from Kansas. It's hard at the state level and even harder at the federal level. The author gets the problem statements right. We need to have higher quality data and we need to focus on how we are failing those kids who don't get diplomas.


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