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NYC schools show modest rise in college readiness

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio

Associated Press

New York City school officials say the high school class of 2013 showed a 3 percent improvement in college readiness over the previous year.

College readiness factored into progress reports for 1,624 city public schools released Wednesday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration began issuing the A-through-F grades to schools in 2007.

The grades for the 2012-2013 school year will likely be the last. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has called the letter-grade format too simplistic.

Out of all the schools that received grades, 27 percent got an A.

Thirty-six percent got a B and 28 percent got a C.

Six percent got a D and 3 percent got an F.

The college-readiness index is one of the factors used to grade high schools.

November 13, 2013 - 2:00pm


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