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Percentages of Students Meeting Learning Standards: ETM Schools vs. Non-ETM Schools

PRA logoSummary Comparison of Percentages of Students

Meeting Learning Standards:

ETM Schools vs. Non-ETM Schools

 

 

Standardized test score results were analyzed to examine trends in the percentages of students who met English Language Arts (ELA) or Math standards at seven public schools that implement ETM versus schools that have not participated in the program.

The New York City Department of Education presents test score data by school, in rank order of each school's test score improvement for the 2005-2006 academic year. PRA staff located the seven ETM schools in this rank order, and then identified other schools with similar ranks to serve as potential comparison schools.

The New York State Education Department presents annual Accountability and Overview Reports for each school that detail student demographics and other school characteristics. PRA staff used reports from the 2005-06 school year to select potential comparison schools that were similar to ETM schools in terms of student enrollment, the percentage of students eligible for free lunch, breakdowns of students' racial/ethnic origin, and the percentage of Limited English Proficient students.

 

English Language Arts Comparison

Data detailing the percentages of students at each school who met English Language Arts learning standards (or scored at levels 3 or 4 on state tests) were available for the 1998-1999 through 2006-07 school years[1]. For each matched pair of schools, scores were analyzed from the 1998-99 school year (or the year before ETM began its partnership, whichever is later) through the 2006-07 school year.

Overall, data show that there was a larger increase (of 54%) in the percentage of students who met English Language Arts learning standards at schools that implemented ETM compared to an average increase of 17% at comparison schools.

 

Math Comparison

Data detailing the percentages of students at each school who met Math learning standards (or scored at levels 3 or 4 on state tests) were available for the 1998-1999 through 2006-07 school years. For each matched pair of schools, scores were analyzed from the 1998-99 school year (or the year before ETM began its partnership, whichever is later) through the 2006-07 school year.

Overall, data show that there was a larger increase (of 82%) in the percentage of students who met Math learning standards at schools that implemented ETM compared to an average increase of 58% at comparison schools.

 

[1] English Language Arts score results were not available for 2002.

 

 


Analysis is ongoing. Contact ETM for additional information.