Gauging School Progress

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg rolled out the second round of progress reports on the city’s public elementary and middle schools. Overall, the grades improved greatly from last year. But the reports’ complicated formula – and the emphasis on standardized test scores – have drawn much criticism.

Joining us to discuss the reports is Kim Sweet, executive director at Advocates For Children. One of her organization’s projects,, has visited and continues to visit all of the city’s public schools, and offers independent insight into the quality of teaching and learning.