Identifying High-Performing Schools for Historically Underserved Students

Research Report

Identifying High-Performing Schools for Historically Underserved Students

Exploring a Multistate Model

Abstract

This report describes the results of the model refining phase of the Robust and Equitable Measures to Inspire Quality Schools (REMIQS) project. The project seeks to inspire high schools to generate positive long-term outcomes for historically underserved students. In this phase, we develop a multistate model to identify the best-performing schools in Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Virginia. We find that a multistate model is possible but is limited by the comparability of data and by fundamental differences in state contexts; schools that “add value” based on traditional test score measures are not necessarily equally good at enrolling students in college; and, generally, high schools that excel along one success metric may not excel along all or even several metrics.

A separate technical appendix provides details about the model described in this report.

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