On March 12th MBBP client Location, Inc. announced it had received a patent for the first ever Nationally Comparable School Quality Index. Previously, a direct comparison of school performance across state lines was not possible, due to the wide variations in content and difficulty of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) tests, which are different in every state. Location, Inc.’s Dr. Andrew Schiller developed an algorithm that quantifies and compares how students in each state score on the state-NCLB, and how students in the same state score on the National Assessment (NAEP). The difference, which is unique to each state, is used to align each school and district test scores across the nation, and then they are ranked to bring all to a nationally comparable rating.
Congratulations Location, Inc.!