"Great Expectations, Mixed Results" Update: Extended Appendix available now for all of Denver's new schools
Last week, DK released the report “Great Expectations, Mixed Results,” with some nice response from the community. But we also heard from several readers who offered a piece of advice: update the Appendix to cover all 32 schools that started in the last 5 years and are still operating. I’m pleased to say we’ve taken your advice and the extended Appendix is live now.
The initial Appendix only covered the schools that had a clear transition between a former school and new school. As we put their performance in greater context, what began as a simple display of performance over time soon added a number of other metrics, relevant to many schools. Now we’ve extended those metrics – when available – to all new schools.
A number of schools only have one year of data, so the graph of their performance over time is just a single data point; even here, we think our readers would benefit from comparing these schools to their counterparts in DPS.