ARCHIVE FOR MAY 2011
NEW NSRC RESEARCH REPORT: RESIDENT PERCEPTIONS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEWARK: A COMMUNITY SURVEY
A full copy of this report is available at http://ielp.rutgers.edu/docs/PENewark.pdf
This report is also available at NSRC website.
RECENT OP-EDS FROM PROFESSOR TRACTENBERG
Opinion: Constitutional Showdown on NJ School Funding?
Question of Balance: Deciding Between Two Ideas of Education
N.J. Gov. Christie urging court toward activism
Let's Get Real about Education in New Jersey
A Lawless Governor
NEW JERSEY’S SPECIAL REVIEW ASSESSMENT (SRA): AN EXAMINATION OF THE POST SECONDARY OUTCOMES OF NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 2003-2008
This study examines the effects differential assessments have on the post secondary outcomes of students graduating high school in Newark, New Jersey. Analyzing quantitative data, this study examines the post secondary outcomes of those students graduating via the state mandated high stakes HSPA (High School Proficiency Assessment) examination and the alternative SRA (Special Review Assessment) examination. Among other important findings, the data indicate that though a majority of students tracked for this study graduate via the SRA as compared to the HSPA, a substantial percentage of SRA graduates matriculate in post secondary institutions.
A full copy of this report is available at http://ielp.rutgers.edu/docs/SRA2011.pdf
MORE THAN HALF OF NEWARK STUDENTS NEEDED TO TAKE ALTERNATE EXAM TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL
NEWARK — More than half of all Newark students rely on an alternative aptitude test to graduate from high school, according to a report being released today that tracks graduation trends among students in the state’s largest city.
Researchers from Rutgers-Newark studied the graduation and college matriculation rates of 9,725 Newark public school students from 2003 to 2008 and found that girls, racial and ethnic minorities and the economically disadvantaged increasingly graduate by passing the alternate exam, formerly known as the Special Review Assessment.