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BPS screwed up: Denied exam-school entrance to 62 kids who qualified

The Globe reports all of them students incorrectly denied admission last year and this year have been offered seats at the schools they were eligible for, that the error cascaded down to affect other kids denied entrance to non-exam schools they had requested and that none of the students who were given seats who shouldn't have gotten them will have their seats taken away.

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Government can’t even pick winners right.

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And the just keep on coming. Ah, the kind of sterling performance I've come to expect from BPS.

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I guess it’s good news that the Supt. is owning up to the mistake and trying to make it right. But, yikes!

It would be interesting to anonymously track the 67 students who were admitted to schools they didn’t “qualify” for. Might reveal a little about whether test scores and grades rather than expectations and environment predict academic success.

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Yes! I for one would be extremely interested to see the results of such a study!

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Are probably not statistically significant.

Also, the vast majority of these 67 are from non-BPS schools. Any study should prioritize BPS students over those who shunned BPS for years -- particularly because the current setup already provides a hefty advantage to non-BPS students through grade inflation.

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“Shunned BPS” oh please. As long as the applicants are Boston residents, they can take the exam. Students should not be prioritized because of the school they attend. Holy Name seems to have a lot of kids with high grades, but they have to take the exam and maintain in order to stay at BLS/BLA/O’Bryant.

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Why is it that BPS never learns from its mistakes?

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