MAPC_EAC_SchoolChoice_presentation_2_20_13

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Presentation to the External Advisory Committee on School Choice, comparing Zone-Based and Home-Based student assignment alternatives

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MAPC_EAC_SchoolChoice_presentation_2_20_13

  1. 1. BPS Assignment AlternativesComparing the Zone-Based and Home-Based Plans External Advisory Committee on School Choice 20 February 2012Marc Draisen / Tim ReardonExecutive Director / Manager of Planning ResearchMetropolitan Area Planning Council
  2. 2. Zone-Based Assignment Model Zone 1 Zone 2 A B C 3+ 2 1 Walk 1 2 3+miles Zone milesTier 1 & 2Tier 3 & 4Choices for Family A Choices for Family B Choices for Family CTier 1 & 2: 3 schools 2 schools 1 schoolTier 3 & 4: 7 schools 6 schools 4 schools 2
  3. 3. Status QuoTotal “Choice Basket”ranges from 25 to 36schoolsLarge discontinuitiesacross zone boundaries 3
  4. 4. 11-Zone Plan“Choice Basket” rangesfrom 3 to 16 schoolsMore zones =more boundaries =more discontinuityUnequal number ofchoices within a zone 4
  5. 5. 11-Zone: QualityAvailability of Tier 1 & 2range:1 to 9 schoolsStudents near zoneboundaries have greatestnumber of choices 5
  6. 6. Home-Based (A) Assignment A B C 3+ 2 1 Walk 1 2 3+miles Zone miles +1 more schoolChoices for Family A Choices for Family B Choices for Family CTier 1 & 2: 4 schools 4 schools 4 schoolsTier 3 & 4: 4 schools 4 schools 3 schools 6
  7. 7. Home-Based/A“Choice Basket” rangesfrom 6 to 15 schoolsVariation more gradualacross the city andrelated to school densityand/or lack of qualitynearbyNo major discontinuitiesat zone boundaries 7
  8. 8. Home-Based/B“Choice Basket” rangesfrom 9 to 18 schoolsVariation more gradualacross the city andrelated to school densityNo major discontinuitiesat zone boundaries 8
  9. 9. 11-Zone: QualityTier 1 & 2 availabilityrange: 1 to 9 schoolsStudents near zoneboundaries have greatestnumber of choices 9
  10. 10. Home-Based/A: QualityTier 1 & 2 availabilityrange: 4 to 6 schoolsGradual variation acrossthe city; greatestavailability in SW Boston 10
  11. 11. Home-Based/B: QualityTier 1 & 2 availabilityrange: 6 to 9 schoolsGradual variation acrossthe city; greatestavailability in SW Boston 11
  12. 12. Home-Based/AWalk Zone RelianceMany areas heavilyreliant on out-of-walk-zone access to higherquality schools, especiallyMattapan, SouthBoston, Allston/Brighton,East Boston 12
  13. 13. Home-Based/B:Walk Zone RelianceAs requisite number ofhigh-quality schoolsincreases, most areas relyon out-of-walk-zoneschools for quality 13
  14. 14. Walk Zone Access, by Race Count of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Schools in Walk Zone, by Race/Ethnicity 100% 96% 90% 77% 80% 70%Percent of Students 54% 60% 50% 40% 26% 30% 20% 10% 8% 4% 1% 0% Zero One or more T or More wo Three or More Four or More Five or More Six or More Number of Tier 1 or Tier 2 Schools in Walk Zone White Black Hispanic Asian T or Other R wo ace Total (labeled) 14
  15. 15. Questionswww.mapc.org/BPSanalysis

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