Fewer City Kids Held Back and Sent to Summer School

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Fewer City Kids Held Back and Sent to Summer School

New York Daily News, 7.6.18

City and state education officials eased promotion criteria for struggling students in 2014, causing fewer kids to be held back and fewer to enroll in summer school in the years since. But Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY education Professor David Bloomfield said it’s not clear whether the new standards — or improved academic indicators — account for the changes. “The lower number of students required to attend summer school is likely more due to changes in promotion policies,” Bloomfield said. “But test scores, used exclusively under the old system where students may have been over-referred, have also increased.”

Submitted on: JUL 6, 2018

Category: GC Press Coverage | Urban Education