NYC’s Gifted & Talented Qualifying Exam: Querying the Stats Behind the Scoring

How did a New York City father and Columbia MBA draw upon his background in business statistics to discover a major flaw in the scoring of the city's public school Gifted and Talented entrance exam?
Paul Glasserman  | Fall 2013
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Columbia Business School graduate James Barnett questioned the New York City Department of Education’s scoring of his daughter’s entrance exams for the “gifted and talented” program. This case asks students to consider the statistical calculations he cited to determine whether they agree with Barnett's analysis.

Case ID: 140203

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