Tuesday, March 01, 2011

How Greece High Schools Ranked on Regents Exams

  
Various links show how area school districts performed on 16 different Regents Exams in 2010.

Greece Central School District scored in the Top 10 for Italian (3rd place) and German (10th place).

Olympia ~~ Italian (3rd place)

Athena ~~ Italian (4th place)

Arcadia ~~ Italian (5th place)

Odyssey ~~ Global History & Geography (4th place); Earth Science (5th place); US History & Govt (6th place); Living Environment (8th place); Integrated Algebra (10th place)

SCATS ~~ Nope, there's absolutely no discrimination going on at our most notable school-of-choice ... those randomly chosen lottery winners only appear to be better at mathematics, science and Social Studies ;)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The real question is how watered down were the tests?

Most testing is now configured to deliver good results rather than indicate knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Sue Meier for Superintendent!

Anonymous said...

With the exception of Odyessey, it looks like it is only what students learn at home that makes them excell!!

SCATS said...

To 6:11AM ~~ I suggested her back before we hired Achramovitch. She doesn't want the job ;)

To 10:02AM ~~ I had a similar thought!

Anonymous said...

Who is Sue Meier? Can she recommend someone willing to take the job at $175,000 or less. Yes I will take that job and provide a moneyback guarantee not to do any worse than any of the last four supers.

SCATS said...

To 10:44AM ~~ She is the principal of Greece's private high school, Odyssey. Just for comparison, she made $140,000 last year in her current position.

Anonymous said...

Sue Meier? Is that sarcasm or are you serious? What would it be that would make her a good superintendent...because of her success at OA...;0

SCATS said...

To 2:20PM ~~ Maybe some of each. School-of-choice parents say it's time to spread what works elsewhere about the district. What better way than to let Sue wiggle her magic wand across all of GCSD-ville and let everyone succeed ;)

Anonymous said...

Question Scats.....At one time if I remember correctly, our school district requested a waiver or something so that students who took Regents exams only had to get a 55% on the exam to be considered PASSING. I think the State set a score of 65% (which is still too low). Is that still in place??? Remember the days when one had to get a 70% to pass a Regents exam? Talk about the dumbing down of American kids. And the educational establishment wonders why our foreign counterparts are way a head of us.

SCATS said...

To 5:59PM ~~ You are correct. I've heard NOTHING mentioned about waivers in a very long time. In fact, there used to be a bunch of waivers GCSD had in place so that Odyssey could operate too. Maybe they just thumb their noses at them the way they do everything else, playing "catch me if you can." I don't have an answer for you other than to say that waivers haven't been on the radar range in quite sometime.

Anonymous said...

Old saying " Good Coaches have great players " Meier has the best kids from the best families . That doesn't make her the best principal.