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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

School Of The Future

Grades 6-8 | New York City, NY

Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story

This New York City middle and high school ensures that students learn how to think critically and are assessed in an authentic way.

What This School Is Achieving

OUTCOMES

School of the Future middle school students take all of the New York Regents Exams (the standardized tests used in the state of New York), but the high school students have to take only one of these exams.

Eighth graders scoring at or above a level 3 (meeting standards or meeting standards with distinction) on the New York State Assessments:

  • ELA: 82%, up from 74% the previous year
  • Math: 94%, up from 84% the previous year

Data is from the 2009-2010 academic year.

How They Do It

School of the Future: Q&A with the Principals

John Fanning and Stacy Goldstein share insight on how you can implement an "authentic" assessment strategy at your school.

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Why We Chose School of the Future

A checklist of essential qualities for schools and school districts profiled in Edutopia's Schools That Work.

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How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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