High School Report Card
We rank the state's high schools by academic performance, the best bang for taxpayer's buck and more.
To rank our schools, statistician Julia Seaman compared standardized test scores, graduation rates, AP-course enrollment and performance, and teacher-student ratios among forty traditional public high schools in Rhode Island using correlation and factor analyses. She also analyzed approximate per pupil spending against her findings to determine which schools that are high-achieving academically also give the “best bang for the buck.” Our data comes from Infoworks, the most recent education data available compiled by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
NECAP: New England Common Assessment Program standardized state testing, used to determine reading, math, science and writing proficiency as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
SAT: The Scholastic Aptitude Test, required for most colleges and universities. The maximum score in each category is 800.
AP: Advanced Placement, an advanced course and rigorous exam for which high school students can receive college credit.
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