State school report cards released; progress noted in Little Rock | Arkansas Blog

Friday, April 15, 2016

State school report cards released; progress noted in Little Rock

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:13 AM

The state school report cards — the legislatively mandated letter grade for each school — were released today.

This page gives you links to various presentations of the data.

This link will take you to the spreadsheet for all Arkansas school scores.

The video explains the rating system.

Lots of analysis to be done, but I can't help but note some movement in a positive direction in the Little Rock School District.

Henderson Middle School, the Walton charter school lobbyist's favorite whipping boy, moved from an F to a C grade. (Same grade as eStem Charter's middle school, BTW.) Moving up, too, were Hall High from F to D; Romine Elementary from F to D; Geyer Springs Elementary from F to B; Mabelvale Middle from F to C; Fair High from F to C, and Cloverdale Middle from F to D. Cloverdale, Henderson, Hall and Fair were four of the six schools cited as reasons for the takeover of the district for lack of improvement. The others were Baseline Elementary and McClellan High. The held steady in grades, McClellan High at a C and Baseline Elementary at a D.

Note that these grades are for the 2014-15 school year. The state didn't take over the school district until Jan. 28, 2015, so this progress was underway under previous leadership. The grades are a product of numerous elements, that include some weighting for student body characteristics. The letter grade is not the grade on which academic distress is judged — that's from a 50 percent proficiency score of students as a whole and within subgroup of students.

Tags: , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Now, the main event

    I write Tuesday morning, before polls close on primary and judicial election contests.
    • May 24, 2018
  • Police identify remains as those of Ebby Steppach

    KARK/Fox 16 reports that Little Rock police have identified skeletal remains found Tuesday in a west Little Rock park as those of Ebby Steppach, the 17-year-old who's been missing since her car was found in that park abandoned in 2015.
    • May 23, 2018
  • UAMS presents balanced budget

    UAMS, pressed by financial problems for several years, told the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees today that it had a $1.5 billion operating budget that doesn't call for deficit spending.
    • May 23, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • Little Rock school activists announce events for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis

    The group is not affiliated with the official "Reflections of Progress" commemoration of the 60th anniversary. However, at least two of the Little Rock Nine may be joining the group for an event at 2:30 p.m. at the state Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation