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The Real Estate companies like Zillo include the school ratings in their marketing brochures. Here’s one from a non-profit group called Great Schools.org
Supporters are the usual suspects:
Walton Foundation, Bloomberg, Carnegie, Helmsley Charitable Trust, Laura & John Arnold, Gates, Bradely, and a list of other foundations that have distorted science.
“Historically, GreatSchools ratings have been based solely on a comparison of standardized test results for all schools in a given state. As of September 2017, the GreatSchools ratings also incorporate additional information, when available, such as college readiness, academic progress, advanced courses, equity, discipline and attendance data. GreatSchools ratings are designed to be a starting point to help parents compare schools, and should not be the only factor used in selecting the right school for your family. Learn More.
GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children. We provide school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.”
Finally, they present their garbage data as objective sources of information:
“When parents are choosing a school, what sources of information do they seek out and rely on? What’s the value of information like GreatSchools and school-level report cards compared to social networks? What are ways to increase parent utilization of objective sources of information? How does this vary for students??”