2017-2018 Student Assignment Review
Board Meeting:  Prek-8 Non Magnet School Discussion
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The Board is reviewing PreK-8 magnet schools to determine if there need to be changes.  Analysis was presented related to:
  • Enrollment 
  • Building Utilization 
  • Athletics 
  • Grade Level Proficiency (GLP) 
  • Educator Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) Growth 
  • School Performance Grades 
  • Attendance 
  • Suspensions 
Key findings included:  
  • Among Pre-K-8 schools, lower grades (3-5) are performing better in both math and reading. 
  • Findings for schools are more mixed. Among Pre-K-8 schools, Berryhill showed the most improv ement over time. Druid Hills and Thomasboro also showed improvement. 
  • The transition to Pre-K-8 has not improved schools' overall academic performance, nor has it done them harm. When comparing Pre-K-8 students to other comparable students, we found an advantage for non- Pre-K-8 students in reading. Math findings were more mixed. 
  • We found nothing to suggest that the Pre-K-8 model advantages or disadvantages students in regards to attendance. When examining the transition to middle school, we found slight support for the argument that the Pre-K-8 model removes the academic impact that comes with such a transition. Non-Pre-K-8 students saw a significant drop in math proficiency from 5th to 6th grade. The same was not seen for Pre-K-8 students. Scores rebounded for non-Pre-K-8 students the following year.  


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