Matthew Greenberg (312) 409-8411
March 1, 2016
Chicago, IL – In the most recent round of Selective Enrollment High School admissions, average scores rose 8 points as they recovered from the hammering they took the previous year, when CPS replaced the ISAT with the far more rigorous MAP as the 7th grade score component.
Use of the MAP test has exposed stark differences in the academic levels of students admitted from different Tiers. MAP test scores of Tier 1 students at the more competitive schools continue to lag – creating enormous gaps in the cut-off scores required for admissions. Tier 4 students at the top schools need about 100 more points on average than Tier 1 students to get in. For example, Tier 4 students needed 133 points more than Tier 1 students to be admitted to Lane Tech and 128 points more to get into Northside.
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