Posted by: stiltsville | April 7, 2010

UF Study finds correlation between demographics and FCAT scores

You gotta respect the scientific method:

Current school reform efforts, like No Child Left Behind, emphasize teacher quality as the most important factor in student success, but University of Florida researchers have identified another, stunningly accurate predictor of classroom performance—the student’s home address.

Right down to the neighborhood and street number.

The researchers attribute their finding to a profound correlation they documented between home location, family lifestyles and students’ achievement on state standardized tests.

Read the entire March 2010 UF study here.

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