Beyond Test Scores: Imagining New Ways to Measure NYC's High Schools

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs and

What matters most in high school? Graduation rates and Regents test scores? College-oriented academics, supportive teachers - or extra-curricular activities? All of these things matter to students, but inside information is hard to find. There is also intense debate about what makes for a "good" high school and how this can be measured.

The Center for New York City Affairs and will unveil Inside Stats, a new high school scorecard designed to provide a well-rounded picture of NYC's high schools using the data available now. But are there better ways to measure our schools?

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Discussion with:  

  • Charissa Fernandez, chief operating officer, The After-School Corporation (TASC) 
  • Robert Hughes, president, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Martin Kurzweil, senior executive director for Research, Accountability and Data, NYC DOE 
  • Miriam Nightengale, principal, Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science & Engineering
  • Jacqueline Wayans, Bronx parent leader, 
Moderated by Clara Hemphill,

Supported by the Donors’ Education Collaborative, the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation. 

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing


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