Which Districts Outperformed their Demographic Predictors?

There is a famous phrase in politics that “demographics are destiny”. In the current educational context, demographics are relatively predictive of educational outcomes as well. According to regression, I found that 83% of the variability in ELA test scores could be predicted by the demographic makeup of a school district. Don’t understand the part above? To […]

Where do African American middle school students perform highest in LAUSD?

Source: Coredistricts.org Index File (http://coredistricts.org/core-index/download-index-file/) In order to evaluate where African American students perform highest in LAUSD, we have to consider only schools with a statistically significant number of African American students. There are disagreements about how many should be considered, so I am just going to duck that, and say 10% of the student […]