4 out of 5 Hoboken Schools Pass!
Annual NJ School Reports Released
Using standardized tests, they “graded” the overall student body (and faculty) at most NJ Schools to see if they made their “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP).
Out of the 2,222 schools tested statewide in NJ last year, 64% made the mark – while 36% did not.
In Hudson County, the numbers were worse – with 55% making AYP – and 45% failing (Jersey City was the culprit).
Time for “Fun with statistics!”
Here’s a little lesson for the Hoboken students – and how you can “shape & form” numbers and statistics to sound any way you want them to!
– By using the small statistical sample to your benefit, you could say: “Hoboken’s 80% far exceeds state pass rate!” to make it sound great, or to add a little fear: “Hoboken was only one failing school shy of being under the state average.”
– By leaving out other important data, you can say “Hoboken represents only 7% of the passing schools in Hudson County,” or “Fortunately, Hoboken’s failing schools only contributed 2% to the county score”
– By adding external references, you even say things like “Hoboken, one failing school per square mile!”
Eh, I could go on, but you get my point.
Way to go Hoboken Schools! Let’s strive for 100% “Making the Mark” this year!