The Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee to Establish an Exam School and/or International Baccalaureate Program
Mayor Petty outlined the mission of the group.
- The committee will study and report to the School Committee the feasibility of:
- establishing an exam school for high achieving students in grades 9 to 12 which would develop and promote academic excellence relevant to success in the 21st century.
- The report will include:
- an analysis of potential risks and benefits of such a school
- a recommendation for a school focus
- a recommendation regarding the International Baccalaureate program
- recommended criteria useful for identifying students for admission
- recommended enrollment and
- projected costs
|Tracy O’Connell Novick, Chair|
|Mary Lou Anderson||Ericka Fisher|
|John Brissette||Jack Foley|
|Richard Burke||Carl Herrin|
|Donna Colorio||Calvin Hill|
|Joseph Corazzini||Laura Maloney|
|Jennifer Davis Carey||Brian O’Connell|
Preliminary documents shared with committee members for review:
THE ELITE ILLUSION: ACHIEVEMENT EFFECTS AT BOSTON AND NEW YORK EXAM SCHOOLS, 2011; Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua D. Angrist, and Parag A. Pathak; http://seii.mit.edu/research/study/do-elite-exam-schools-add-value
Anti-Lemons: School Reputation, Relative Diversity, and Educational Quality, 2011; W. Bentley Macleod and Miguel Urquiol; https://www.princeton.edu/economics/seminar-schedule-by-prog/pdf/Macleod...
The Effect of Tracking Students by Ability into Different Schools: a Natural Experiment, 2012; Nina Guyon,a Eric Maurina and Sandra McNally; http://sapir.tau.ac.il/papers/sapir_conferences/Sandra%20McNally.pdf
Selective Schools and Academic Achievement, 2008; Damon Clarke; http://ftp.iza.org/dp3182.pdf
School Functioning and Psychological Well-Being of International Baccalaureate and General Education Students A Preliminary Examination, 2006; Elizabeth Shaunessy Shannon M. Suldo Robin B. Hardesty Emily J. Shaffer; http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ746047.pdf
Working to My Potential: The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, 2012; Vanessa Coca, David Johnson, Thomas Kelley-Kemple, Melissa Roderick, Eliza Moeller, Nicole Williams, and Kafi Moragne; http://novi.foxbrightcms.com/downloads/hs_ib_docs/postsecondary_experien...
Raising all boats? An examination of claims that the International Baccalaureate diploma program is good for all; RP O'Connor, 2011; http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2550&context=etd&unstamp...
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: Optimal Learning Environments for Talented Minorities?, 2007; Robin M. Kyburg, Holly Hertberg-Davis and Carolyn M. Callahan; http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ767449.pdf
Expanding Opportunities for High Academic Achievement: An International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in an Urban High School, 2008; Anysia P. Mayer; http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ794091.pdf
Public Hearings Dates & Locations
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Quinsigamond Community College
Harrington Learning Center, room 109B
Monday, October 15, 2012
College of the Holy Cross
Hogan Center, Suite A
Monday, October 22, 2012
Worcester State University
Student Center, Blue Room
Monday, October 29, 2012
Higgins University Center
Grace Conference Room