The Impact of Math Schools?

In 2004, a limited NPS survey found that 25% of our students received tutoring or outside math school support. Since then at least three high-profile math schools have opened and are thriving around Newton. We haven’t surveyed our student population again, but we must determine whether the instructional credit for our high math scores should go to our expensive Everyday/Impact/math coach effort, or the local Russian Math school. Are we getting good value for the NPS program, or are we spending money and getting poor results, results that are only hidden by an affluent parent population who can afford outside math support? We must focus on educational results, followed immediately by the cost to achieve them. We must ask good questions, and be willing to act on the answers.