Boston Opportunity Agenda: Fifth Annual Report Card

Boston Opportunity Agenda: Fifth Annual Report Card

As of 2013-14, college completion rates for 2007 graduates of Boston's public schools were holding steady at 50 percent, while rates for graduates of public charter schools had increased to 51 percent, from 42 percent the previous year, a report from the Boston Foundation finds. The report, Boston Opportunity Agenda: Fifth Annual Report Card (37 pages, PDF), also found that the graduation rate for traditional public high school students rose slightly, to 66.7 percent from 65.9 percent, in 2012-13, while the high school dropout rate fell to 3.8 percent from 4.5 percent. The percentage of public school students who were reading proficiently by the third grade, however, remained low, at 33 percent, especially when compared with Catholic school (75 percent) and charter school (61 percent) students. Boston Opportunity Agenda, a public-private partnership that includes the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, leading public charities, and local and national foundations, also found that tenth-grade competency rates improved to 59 percent, from 54 percent, as measured by the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS),.