Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Indianapolis Graduation Rate Second Worst In The Nation

ONLY DETROIT'S GRADUATION RATE IS WORSE
Indianapolis officially scores the designation of having the second worst graduation rate among the nation's 50 leading cities. "Seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland, according to a report released Tuesday," the AP's Ken Thomas reports. Detroit finished last with a graduation rate of 24.9%. Indianapolis finished 49th with a 30.5% graduation rate, finishing just head of 48th-ranked Cleveland with a 34.1% graduation rate. Oh well, Mark Miles says our chances of winning the 2012 Super Bowl are real good. Why worry about a silly report like this?

8 comments:

Concerned Taxpayer said...

Ain't we some proud!

David said...

Of course this article doesn't say anything about the methodology used to obtain these figures. Most likely it's "graduates at end of year 4" divided by "9th graders starting year one". That is overly simplistic and doesn't tell you anything useful.

But the media, and apparently AI, like it because it makes for an attention-grabbing headline and only requires a fifth-grade comprehension level to understand.

Indy4U2C said...
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Indy4U2C said...

-Look at what is happening, and read the truth:

http://whoisakindele.info/2007/10/indianapolis-101-conservatives-must.html

The Bird said...

David-

Aren't you making the same type of assumptions of which you're accusing AI? Maybe you could take the time to actually research the study method.

True Conservative said...

David let me guess you have something to do with the system. Whether it is 49 or not whatever methodolgy do you think the graduation rate in Indianapolis is something to be proud of?

David said...

You obviously read a different post than I wrote. I didn't say anything about the rate being something to be proud of. But it's irresponsible reporting for this wire story to give these rates that aren't based in reality.

Lance Rasmussen said...

David - a simple Google search turned up that the America's Promise Alliance uses the Cumulative Promotion Index method, which is rated "best practice" by Pew. Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper than an AP blurb - Googling is certainly below a fifth-grade level these days, no?