In an article published by Buffalo Business First, aspirational performance measure (APM) rates from the NYS Education Department were analyzed for all upstate NY school districts. The data shows the percentage of high-school seniors who are ready to do college-level work. Shaker High School was ranked number two out of all Capital Region schools, with an APM percentage of 71.8. Click here to read the article.
As the article states, a student must complete three steps to meet the state’s aspirational performance standards:
• Achieve a score of 80 or better on any Regents math exam.
• Achieve a score of 75 or better on the Regents English exam.
• Graduate from high school with a local, Regents or advanced Regents diploma.
The data covers all students who entered public high schools in the fall of 2011, showing the percentage who met the three APM requirements by June 2015.