4 out of 5 Hoboken Schools Pass!

1/20/2010:

Annual NJ School Reports Released

Not going to bore you too much with the granular details here, but last week, the State of NJ released their annual reports on school aptitude (under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act).

Hoboken school AYP NJ school tests 2009

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).

Out of Hoboken’s five public schools tested, four made AYP and one did not (Connors School). You can go click crazy on the State Website to learn more.

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!

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15 Comments on "4 out of 5 Hoboken Schools Pass!"

mooshu
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mooshu

“Fortunately, Hoboken’s failing schools only contributed 2% to the county score.”

Perry, you crack me up! Nothing like a little optimism to make everything alright– ha ha!

HOB424
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HOB424

That’s a great point. However, there’s only 3 grade schools in town, and if all three don’t meet their ayp, then where do you go? charter schools have waiting lists, and private is expensive.

Dperez
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Dperez

Just remember that if a school does not reach it’s AYP, you DO NOT have to send your child to that school. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Therefore, I suggest calling the board of education and speaking up. Do it sooner than later.

mooshu
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mooshu

Uh, the Board of Ed is kind of a joke.

In response to Dperez who said:
Just remember that if a school does not reach it’s AYP, you DO NOT have to send your child to that school. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Therefore, I suggest calling the board of education and speaking up. Do it sooner than later.

plywood
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plywood

I am not suggesting it is all on the parents but among other things if the school calls a meeting, get your behind over there! Why wouldn’t a parent be interested enough to go? If the parent doesn’t care chances are soon enough the educators and students won’t either.

mooshu
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mooshu

THANK you. I agree.

Twenty-one schools in New York closed last year. I’m sure that there are a myriad of reasons why.

In response to plywood who said:
I am not suggesting it is all on the parents but among other things if the school calls a meeting, get your behind over there! Why wouldn’t a parent be interested enough to go? If the parent doesn’t care chances are soon enough the educators and students won’t either.

truth1
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truth1

Of course it not all on the parents. But, the relocation is only one reason to meet. The day-to-day progress of each child is affected by the whold picture. Yes, there seems to be a very positive change in the school board thinking and hopefully, the new supt. of schools will stay the course after being appointed. At this point, all looks very favorable.

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