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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:34 PM

Test scores indicate improvement for San Francisco schools.

Editorial: The most maddening part of being a parent in Sf is how we have some of the best schools and some of the worst schools in the state. And every year parents fight and claw to get their kids in the better schools.

Seventy-three percent of schools in the San Francisco Unified School District maintained or improved their rankings, according to a statement from the district. Overall, 43 percent of district schools are ranked in the top 40 percent in the state, matched by another 43 percent of schools that rank in the bottom 40 percent.

The schools are ranked in two ways on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 the highest. The first method ranks a school's test scores with all other schools in the state and the second compares schools that share similar demographic characteristics, including socioeconomic status, class size and percentage of students who are English learners.

Schools no longer with the worst ranking were Bret Harte, Bryant, Junipero Serra, Paul Revere, Rosa Parks, and Sanchez elementary schools; Everett Middle School; and June Jordan School for Equity. Junipero Serra made the biggest move of the group, scoring a 2 statewide and a 3 against similar schools.

Cesar Chavez Elementary School, a school that received 1 in both categories last year, was not ranked this year because an "irregularity in testing procedure occurred during the Spring 2011 testing," the Department of Education's website stated.

Once again, four San Francisco schools earned the highest possible ranking of 10 in both categories, including John Yehall Chin, Sherman, and Ulloa elementary schools; and Lowell High School.


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HiPointDem Jul 2012 #1

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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 02:46 AM

1. i think absolute faith in test scores is misplaced.


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