More than 100 NYC schools using controversial ‘credit recovery’ to boost grad rates

December 9, 2018

More than 100 NYC high schools have enrolled students in “credit recovery” — a scheme increasingly criticized as a shoddy way to raise graduation rates, a new study reveals.

More than 100 NYC high schools have enrolled students in “credit recovery” — a scheme increasingly criticized as a shoddy way to raise graduation rates, a new study reveals.

In a sample of 229 Department of Education high schools, 109 reported using such programs for students who had failed or never completed required classes, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found in a study titled “Gotta Give ‘Em Credit.”