Measuring the Impact of Unified Enrollment School Systems
Cities with unified enrollment (UE) typically create or contract out for an annual report or evaluation to share with the public. These reports and evaluations vary, but generally cover at least a few key questions, including:
- How many families participated in the system? Do they reflect the racial and economic diversity of the city?
- What proportion of them received a match? How many families received one of their top choices? How many were unmatched?
- What kinds of trends do we see over time? How have special populations fared in the system?
Here are a few links to cities’ publicly available reports:
- In Denver, CO, the SchoolChoice system worked with a local non-profit called A+ Denver to evaluate the first few years of the system: http://www.crpe.org/sites/default/files/crpe-report-evaluation-denver-schoolchoice_process.pdf
- The EnrollNOLA system in New Orleans, LA, releases an annual report which is available here: https://enrollnola.org/enrollnola-annual-report/
- Washington, DC’s system, My School DC, does not release a single report, but rather posts various data points on its website: http://www.myschooldc.org/resources/data/
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