Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Launches New School Ranking Tool to Help Parents Evaluate Schools

With the maturing of the web, the proliferation of school data has been both a blessing and a curse for parents. Parents now have a new tool for evaluating the quality of their child’s education. has introduced a new school ranking service that gives parents an intuitive way to compare a particular school’s performance to other schools in its district, city or state. This free service is a result of 3 years of feedback from site users and is the only one of its kind on the web. already ranks public schools based on average state-administered standardized reading and math test scores, but this unique tool also allows parents to create customized listings based on other criteria such as school grade, test and year. For example, a parent might want to see how well his child’s 5th-grade class performed state-wide in science, or how well New York high school students performed on the NY Regents French test, or how many of the top ten schools in Florida are magnet schools. The flexibility of this tool allows parents to identify and compare schools based on what is important to them. Also new with this release is the ability to compare school rankings from year to year. With this data, a parent can see which schools in the area are most improved, and see how a particular school’s ranking has changed over the years.’s new tool is exceptionally powerful, useful and intuitive, and gives parents extraordinary access more

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