High School Ranking Never Ends
May 22, 2011 3:14 PM Subscribe
posted by Ike_Arumba (70 comments total)
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Today the Washington Post
released its annual High School Challenge Index
, which ranks DC-area public high schools. But in a twist this year, they have also expanded their rankings nationally
to more than 1900 public high schools.
: "Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors. While not a measure of the overall quality of the school, the rating can reveal the level of a high school’s commitment to preparing average students for college. " Also, "any magnet or charter high school that draws such a high concentration of top students that its average SAT or ACT score exceeds the highest average for any normal-enrollment school in the country" is excluded.