City gives public schools high marks

More New York City public schools than ever received As and Bs this year from the city's grading system.Based on a curve and on individual

BROOKLYN - More New York City public schools than ever received As and Bs this year from the city's grading system.

Based on a curve and on individual attainable goals, 84 percent of K-8 schools received an A this year, compared to 38 percent last year.

"If you set real criteria and say if you meet those criteria, then you deserve progress and you'll get the grade that reflects it," says Chancellor Joel Klein.

But many critics contend that the grades may be inflated because they depend primarily on state standardized tests.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials responded to a report of an assault 1 Police: Man fatally stabbed in East New York
Some Bay Ridge residents say they're tired of 2 CB6 wants 2-way toll on Verrazano Bridge
VIDEO: Brownsville students march in 'Black Minds Matter' 3 VIDEO: Brownsville students march in 'Black Minds Matter' rally
After four tumultuous weeks of governing, President Donald 4 Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults
Jerimiah Rivera was initially taken to Brookdale Hospital 5 NYPD: Pit bulls attack young boy in East New York

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE