Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be MiddleSchoolers

REPOST: Some Fool neglected to include Henderson data in the post earlier today.

The estimable Carol Wolf was amused by my pass rate graphs for Petersburg and asked if I could do the same for Richmond’s appalling middle schools.

Well, I supplied the adjective there.  But, in any case, Excel makes graphs easy.

First, the reading data.  For reference: The accreditation level for the reading tests is 75 and VDOE’s mystery “adjustments” will raise most pass rates by a few points.

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Next, math.  The accreditation level is 70.

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Looks like something good is happening at Boushall.  The numbers still are far from acceptable but the trends are righteous.

It’s hard to parse out the by-grade variation from those graphs but Excel is glad to rearrange the data:

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Pity the middle schoolers (partial exception for Franklin Military) whose parents can’t afford to move to Hanover.