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    Filed at 9:54 pm under by dcobranchi

    I just think these stats are funny:

    The district’s homeschool program as 2.4 kindergartners; 3 first graders; 1.2 second graders; 5.4 third graders; 2.4 fourth graders; and 3.6 fifth graders for a total of 18.

    4 Responses to “A BIT TOO GRANULAR”

    Comment by
    October 29th, 2004
    at 10:03 pm

    That is funny. The only partial children are in the homeschool stats.

    Comment by
    October 30th, 2004
    at 1:09 am

    oh those poor little partial children.

    Comment by
    October 30th, 2004
    at 10:30 am

    I agree that the numbers look funny, but from a stats pov, they are probably calculated on something like “Average Daily Membership” (ADM in educrat-eze). So a child who was pulled out of public school to be homeschooled for part of the year was as a 0.4 or whatever it rounded out to be. The public school would have the counter part of 0.6. The reporting of numbers always seems to baffle those journalism majors though. I might have given a head count “at that time” to avoid the ridiculous looking numbers.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    October 30th, 2004
    at 10:37 am

    There’s another possibility- some school districts allow partial enrollment for homeschoolers. The schools get partial credit for their headcount. So, a homeschooler taking two classes might by 0.25 of a student.