I love Boston. I was there for a conference, went to MIT and used their toilet.
They do, Massachusetts (Mass) have a reputation for success amongst students – consistently:
Why is this and what can we learn from their example ?
I’ll present several visualisations below (click for full view), taken from the wealth of data appreciatively and publicly obtained from http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/ , which at least in my mind attempts to boil down the factors of success.
Figure 1: School locations, enrollment size, and student success level
Figure 2: Factors influencing Students proceeding to Advanced Placement
Figure 3: Student-Teacher ratio and influence on Graduation Rate
Figure 4: Effect of expenditure on graduation rate
Thanks for reading – comments and suggestions welcome !