Data Points/Research

Data Points: Testing and Poverty, Teens Working, Pre-School Balance

By Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District: Even though school’s out and it’s the middle of summer (and so hot!), there’s still some interesting research on which we can report… “Students’ Test Scores tell us more about the Community they Live in than what they Know” In Phys.Org, Andrew Tienken writes about the relationship between […]

Poverty and Kindergarten Preparedness

By Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District: Since the free-reduced lunch data are available for schools around the state on the ISDE website, and research indicates that the two variables are related, we decided to run a scattergram portraying the relationship between preparedness and free/reduced lunch percentages. For the chart, we used 2013 free-reduced […]

BSU Retention, 6-year Grad Rates Soar

posted Oct 3, 2014, 7:53 AM by DONALD COBERLY   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 7:59 AM ] It’s a big ship to turn, but Boise State personnel are making significant progress in retention and graduation rate among their undergraduate students. BSU’s retention rate from freshman to sophomore year has improved by 13 percent in […]