How did we compare trends among thelarge urban districts?
Since overall scores can change depending on changes instudent population, we compared changes in scores since2003 for six major NYC subgroups (white, black, Hispanic, Asian, free lunch and non-free lunch students) compared totheir peers in other large cities.
Only major subgroups whose results we did not compare werestudents with disabilities and English language learners, sincerates of identification and exclusion from testing differ widelyamong the ten cities.
Our comparisons give insights into where NYC standsnationally, and allows us to assess the reality of DOE¶s claimsof great improvement.
Thesecomparisons giveinsightintowhereNYC stands nationally andprovides arobustexaminationoftheDOE¶s claims o