High School Report Card 2016
Find out where your high school ranked.
High School Report Card 2016; The Methodology
To rank our schools, statistician Julia Seaman used correlation and factor analyses to compare standardized test scores, graduation rates, AP-course enrollment and performance, and student-teacher ratios, among fifty charter and traditional public high schools in Rhode Island.
To calculate rankings, she combined the data, weighted as follows: 75 percent for AP Exams, PARCC and graduation rate scores; 20 percent for SAT scores; 5 percent for teacher/student ratio and NECAP science.
NECAP: New England Common Assessment Program standardized state testing, used to determine science proficiency.
PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers; multi-state standardized testing used to determine literacy, algebra, and geometry proficiency.
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.
Our data comes from Infoworks, the most recent education data available, compiled by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Schools that reported insufficient data were not included in the rankings.