An evaluation of a school’s viability should take into account test score trends, student attendance, retention, and graduation rates, but it should also include parent and student satisfaction levels, site visits, and conversation with families about what they want and need from a school. No single factor should trump the rest, and officials must ask themselves hard questions about whether they have provided the school with the support and stability it needs to thrive.

Does Closing Underperforming Schools Help or Hurt Students? - Sarah Carr - The Atlantic

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