View Full Version : All NYC Linked to Test Scores, NYC Principal Ratings Took a Hit in 2009-2010 School Year

04-14-2011, 08:46 PM
This from GothamSchools (http://gothamschools.org/2011/04/14/linked-to-test-scores-principal-ratings-took-a-hit-last-year/) by Anna Phillips:
Principals who worried that new, toughened state math and English exams would hurt their performance reviews had good reason: Far fewer principals earned high marks from the city last year.

Data on principals’ performance ratings (http://gothamschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/09-10-PPR-FOIL_For-Release-2011-04-14.xlsx), which GothamSchools obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, show that the number of principals who “substantially exceed” expectations fell by roughly 60 percent from 2009 to 2010. (A full list of all principals and how they scored is at the end of this post.)

The decrease parallels a drop in test scores and fewer schools earning “A” grades on their progress reports. The percentage of elementary and middle schools to get A’s on their city-issued report cards fell (http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/report/default.htm) from 84 to 25 percent — a drop precipitated by more students failing the exams and the city grading schools on a curve.

With fewer principals earning the city’s highest rating, more fell into the middle. Principals can earn one of five ratings: does not meet expectations, partially meets, meets, exceeds, or substantially exceeds. The number of principals rated as “exceeding” expectations rose from 465 to 608 and the number who “meet” expectations climbed from 114 to 376.

The number of principals earning substandard marks also rose. In 2009, only five principals were rated “does not meet” expectations, but that number more than quadrupled to 22 in 2010. Even with the increase, the percentage of principals earning the lowest rating is now only 1.5 percent of the 1449 on the city’s list.

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