GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 2019)-GreatSchools’ Equity Rating shines a light on how well a school is meeting the needs of all students, including those from traditionally disadvantaged populations. Schools should be geared toward helping all kids succeed. A low Equity Rating may mean some student groups are not getting the help they need, while a high rating suggests that a school is closing the achievement gap.
The Equity Rating is based on how low-income and other disadvantaged groups do academically, and the gap between the performance of those groups and other students at the school. But it's an important number for everyone. It takes a well-run and highly effective school to teach kids who don’t have a lot of resources. A high equity rating means a school is doing a good job of teaching all kids. Schools with high equity ratings are the exception rather than the rule, but they’re out there. Consider North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey and see how this school is beating the odds.
This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness. (Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)
Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.
Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.
Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.
Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?
This shows Test Score Ratings for different races/ethnicity. Big differences may suggest that some student groups are not getting the support they need to succeed.