Tagged: GASD

An Evolving Tale of a Gordian Knot — Part 3

Before we get to the present day questions posed by the Bacon School sale, I want to provide a bit of history — albeit condensed– on the Bacon closure as it provides some relevant context and lessons in looking at today. If you’re interested in...

An Evolving Tale of a Gordian Knot — Part 2

300 Guy Park Ave (continued) Let me pick up where I left off on my last post with the salient question of whether the current deal of $135K from Mr. Petrosino represents a good deal for the public in terms of the sale of 300...

An Evolving Tale of a Gordian Knot — Part 1

With the concurrent  ‘sale’ of 300 Guy Park and the former Bacon School, I find myself with quite a bit to blog about. I’m not able to cover all the ground in one post so I will loop back over the next day or so...

Yawn

NYSED has released Grade 3-8 ELA and Match Scores. Pressed for time today but here is a first stab at crunching the data. The graphs reflect the weighted percentage of students who score at Level 3 + Level 4 on the ELA and Math by...

Cluster$%#@

From story (here) on 300 Guy Park: “There’s several different layers of people who should be voicing an opinion and the school district should be weighing that opinion,” said Petrosino. “The idea that the school district is operating in a vacuum is disturbing to me.”...

A Wholly Trivial Meaningless Irrelevant Statistic

From The Business Review Schools Report (here): Rank 2010 Rank 2009 District County Score Needs / resources 79 73 Cairo-Durham Greene 76.39 Average 80 80 Amsterdam Montgomery 75.09 High-rural 81 81 Troy Rensselaer 74.33 High-urban 82 82 Green Island Albany 73.88 Average 83 83 Hudson...

Math Grades 6, 8 Scores

Here are Math scores for Similar Schools, FFCS and BPCS and Lynch: Reminder that my scores are weighted average of Level 3+4 scores on tests. The underlying hypothesis that number of students scoring at LEvel 3 and 4 is a proxy for academic performance. Click...

Sunday Preview

Not much blogging this week due to personal and professional reasons. I’ll be back this week as there is much to write about. Here are some topics that I hope to address: — GASD Test Scores and Trends : middle school and high school —...

GASD: When the Levy Breaks

In the April 5th Recorder editorial (here): Last week, the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education approved the proposed budget for 2010-11, a plan that includes no tax hike. That’s the good news. [snip] We tip our hat to Perillo for keeping his promise...