John was not doing well in Mrs. Tingle's class. He was transferred to Mr. Bing's class. Mrs. Tingle's statistics went up but the school's statistics stayed the same because John was still a student at Packemin HS.
Then John really messed up and was transferred to another high school. Packemin's statistics will now go up because John, no longer a student on record cannot bring the school down with his failing grades. John is still a student in a New York City high school so the city's stats will remain the same.
John's dad had enough of NYC and transferred him to a school in upstate NY. NYC's stats will now go up, the the state's will remain the same as John is still a student of the state.
John's dad can now transfer him to another state and start the process again but no matter how many times poor John is transferred nothing will ever change.
When will the powers be realize that moving the problem does not solve the problem.