Many thanks to Diane for sharing this:
Education Option (Ed Opt) admit students based on their ELA State Test Score. They take 16% below grade level, 16% above grade level, 68% at grade level.
On your High School Application the “Ed Opt Category” is listed and displayed either as Low, Middle or High.
The category is based on the student’s ELA New York State test score from 7th grade.
Scores 1-1.9 are LOW
Scores 1.91-3.28 are MIDDLE
Scores 3.31-4.49 are HIGH
Ed Opt schools will take 16% LOW
Ed Opt schools will take 68% MIDDLE
Ed Opt schools will take 16% HIGH