“Performance of Gifted and Talented High School Students in Jefferson County Public Schools:
An Exploratory Data Analysis”
by Tom Coyne
In an effort to consider the root causes and challenges regarding superior growth and performance for GT students in Jeffco's public high schools, strategic analyst Tom Coyne performed an exploratory data analysis using information available on the Jeffco and Colorado Department of Education (School View and Data Lab) websites. Statistical analyses were run to compare the performance of different high schools in terms of both achievement and growth. CSAP scores, and the percentage of students scoring at the advanced level, appear to have weak information value for parents trying to assess how well high schools are serving their GT students.
To read the data and analysis, click for the full pdf of “Performance of Gifted and Talented High School Students in Jefferson County Public Schools: An Exploratory Data Analysis.”