School Profile

 

School Classification

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The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. These measures include the DC CAS , annual growth , graduation rates , attendance rates  and participation rates . Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) , each school is given a School Index Score  based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification .

School Index Scores  are reported for the entire school as well as for student subgroups , in order to identify the needs of specific populations.

DC CAS

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The performance of DC students in grades 3–8 and 10 is measured using the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) . This chart shows the percentage of students who were classified as proficient  on the reading and mathematics tests. The most recent DC CAS results are on the right hand side of each chart. Previous years’ results are included to show whether performance is increasing or decreasing. The orange line shows the average performance for all DC schools for comparison.

DC CAS tests are administered in four subject areas: reading, mathematics, science and composition. Explore the results by viewing the overall student proficiency  or a detailed breakdown of performance levels . Compare results across years, grades  or student subgroups .

Now you can take a deep dive into DC CAS data. Check out DC CAS Explorer, a new tool that lets you analyze test results by specific sets of knowledge on a particular subject within the Common Core State Standards.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  exam, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, assesses student achievement and allows for comparison of the performance of DC students with students in other states and nationally. NAEP scores summarize student performance on a scale of 0-500. This chart shows the scores of DC 4th and 8th grade students in Mathematics and Reading. The orange line shows US national scores for comparison.

NAEP results in mathematics, reading, writing and science subject tests are available for students in 4th and 8th grades. Explore the results by viewing the average scale score , ranging from 0-500, or a breakdown of the percentage of students in each of NAEP’s achievement levels . Compare results by year or student subgroup .

Graduation Rate

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The graduation rate  shows the percentage of students who received a high school diploma within four years of entering ninth grade. The most recent graduation rate is shown on the right hand side. Previous years’ rates demonstrate whether the graduation rate is increasing or decreasing. The orange line shows the graduation rate of all DC students for comparison.

Explore graduation rates by viewing the percentage of students who complete high school within four of entering ninth grade for the first time. Compare results across cohort years  and student subgroups .

Attendance

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Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success and is required by law for all students who reach five years of age on or before September 30 of the current school year. Students must attend school daily until they meet high school graduation requirements or reach their 18th birthday.

Instructional Staff

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A Highly Qualified Teacher  is one who has subject matter expertise and is certified in the area he or she teaches. This chart shows the percentage of classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers during the 2012 school year.

College Enrollment

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There are many steps on the pathway to successfully completing college, including enrolling in college  and accumulating college credit . This chart displays the percentage of high school graduates who complete each of these steps. The orange bars show the percentage of all DC students who reach these milestones for comparison.

Explore the college-going culture by examining college enrollment and credit accumulation. Compare results across cohort years  and student subgroups .

Program Information

Early Childhood

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Enrollment

The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) tracks enrollment , or the number of students present at every school each year. Compare information about enrollment by year, grade  and subgroup .

Median Growth Percentile

The median growth percentile  summarizes information about student growth in a single number. Examine evidence about student growth over time by subject, year, grade  and subgroup . View the information year-on-year or by two year average.

College Readiness

Participation in advanced placement courses and college admission tests  like the PSAT , SAT  or ACT  is one measure used to help families determine whether students in a school are preparing for college. Compare participation by student subgroup  and by year.

Specialized Education

Explore information about the enrollment and performance of students with specialized education needs .

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DC CAS Performance

The performance of DC students in grades 3–8 and 10 is measured using the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) . Some students take the DC CAS with accommodations for their specialized needs, some students take the test without accommodations, and those students with the most severe cognitive disabilities take an alternate assessment , the DC CAS-Alt . This chart shows the percentage of students in each of these categories who were classified as proficient on the reading and mathematics tests. The orange line shows the average performance of all DC schools for comparison.

English Language Learners

Examine information about enrollment of English Language Learners  and DC’s progress toward meeting its goals for educating these students.

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Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives 

Each year the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) sets Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) , or goals for ELL student proficiency and growth. ELP Scores are used to monitor the progress of students toward these goals.

Discipline

This chart shows the percentage of students who missed a given number of days due to suspension . When a student is suspended, regardless of the amount of suspension time, each absence is considered suspension-related, not an unexcused absence .

Mid-Year Entrance and Withdrawal

These charts examine how student enrollment  changed over the course of the 2013 school year. Students can enter and withdraw  from schools throughout the year as they transfer between schools or move into or out of DC.