Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

School Ranking Re-Considered: Op-Ed article by Prashant Mittal

"The formula for calculating recent high school grades is a classic example of mediocre mathematics," states Mittal, faculty member in the USM School of Business and senior statistician in the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

In the May 20th issue of the Portland Press Herald, Mittal highlights the problems with the current grading system and offers a better alternative: a statistically sound and robust algorithm to rank and grade high schools.