Center of Excellance in Leadership of Learning
INDIANA New Tech Research Key Findings ~ 2010-11
- The overall attendance rate for all New Tech schools was higher than that of the comparison schools, (95.6% vs. 94.6%). Furthermore, New Tech schools have had consistently had high attendance rates in the past four years, ranging from 94.2% to 95.8%.
- New Tech students received fewer suspensions than comparison schools (in-school suspensions: 11.4% vs. 17.2% of students; out-of-school suspensions: 10.0% vs. 13.1% of students).
- In 2010-11, a greater percentage of New Tech students passed their ECAs than students at comparison schools. In 2009-10, New Tech students out-performed both comparison schools and all high schools statewide in both Algebra I and English 10 ECAs, with a greater percent of New Tech students passing these assessments. (The 2010-11 statewide data is not available yet.)
- The 2010-11 graduation rate for New Tech seniors was 92.7%. This result is greater than the statewide graduation rate in 2009-10, which was 84.5%. (The 2010-11 statewide data is not available yet.)
- Attendance and number of suspensions were found as strong, statistically significant predictors in ECA performance. As a student’s attendance rate increased, their ECA performance increased as well. In addition, attendance and number of suspensions were strongly linked to the likelihood that a student would graduate. For every one-point increase in attendance rate, the odds that a senior would graduate increased.