In a recent article published by the New York Times titled, “How Effective is Your School District? A New Measure Shows Where Students Learn the Most,” the Methow Valley School District shines brightly, outpacing nearly every district across the nation!
Using data collected by the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), the article graphically displays the socio-economic disparity and academic growth of students across 11,000 districts over a five-year period between 3rd and 8th grade. Using the links contained within the article, the Methow Valley School District is highlighted as the highest performing school district in the State of Washington and one of the highest performing school districts in the nation, regardless of its economic status.
The data gathered by SEDA is an initiative aimed at harnessing data to help scholars, policymakers, educators, and parents learn how to improve educational opportunity for all children. SEDA includes a range of detailed data on educational conditions, contexts, and outcomes in school districts and counties across the United States. It includes measures of academic achievement and achievement gaps for school districts and counties, as well as district-level measures of racial and socioeconomic composition, racial and socioeconomic segregation patterns, and other features of the schooling system (cepa.stanford.edu).
Congratulations Methow Valley students, staff, parents, and community member!