MAT2572 Probability w/ Statistics, FA2017

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    The article analyzes the high school graduation rate in New York city. The citywide graduation and college readiness rates have been rising in New York City in recent years, but persistent problems remain in many communities. The graduation gap in city high schools actually widened in recent years, while high schools in the highest performing quintile saw their graduation rates jump from 93 percent to 97 percent, those in the lowest quintile experienced an 11 drop, from 61 percent to 50 percent. In all, graduation rates are actually declining at 110 city high schools. These schools are most heavily concentrated in school districts in the Bronx, and students at these schools are disproportionately Black and Hispanic. Most of them are from low income family. Aditionally, despite the fact that a higher percentage of students are graduating citywide, less than half of city high school graduates are determined to be “college ready.”


    This article uses some different graphs to show us the statistic data. The graph above is the first graph showing that New York City has made consistent progress in recent years in boosting overall graduation rates in general. The graph is showing the graduation rate in percentage respect to years. We can see that graduation rate of high school is increasing from 60.7% in 2008 to 70.5% in 2015 clearly. These is an important achievement and represents true progress in ensuring that New York City students have the education they need to go to college or find employment.

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