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Charter Board Releases 2013 Performance Management Framework (PMF) Results

Release Date: Friday, November 08, 2013

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2013

Contact: Theola Labbé-DeBose 202-328-2670 office; 202-579-9385 cell

tldebose@dcpcsb.org


Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) and Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today announced the 2013 results of the Performance Management Framework (PMF), PCSB’s annual tool for assessing and monitoring charter school performance.

Charter schools are public schools that are independently operated. Because each charter school has a unique curriculum and school mission, the PMF allows for charter schools with students tested in grades 3-8 and/or 10 to be compared across a common set of indicators. These include proficiency rates and individual student progress on District-wide reading and math assessments, re-enrollment rates, and student attendance. For charter high schools, additional PMF factors include graduation and college acceptance rates. Schools receive a score on the PMF of between 0% and 100%.

Schools that score 65.0% or higher on the PMF are considered Tier 1 or high performing, schools that score between 35.0% and 64.9% are considered Tier 2 or mid-performing, and schools that score below 35.0% are considered Tier 3 or low performing. This year there are 17 elementary/middle schools and six high schools that earned a Tier 1 designation, based on their performance during the 2012-13 academic year.

"The Performance Management Framework that has been put together by the DC Public Charter School Board is a tremendous quality assurance tool and feedback tool," said Mayor Vincent C. Gray at an event Friday morning at DC Bilingual, a 2013 Tier 1 school in Ward 1, to announce the results.  "We want to see every one of our schools reach the highest level of quality."

Since the first announcement in 2011, the PMF has significantly shaped the DC charter sector, creating a standard by which new charter schools open with the aim to be “Tier 1 on Day 1.” It has also influenced how parents search for schools, with many openly seeking an available seat at a Tier 1 school. And it has encouraged schools in Tiers 2 and 3 to re-examine their academic strategies to increase student performance and parent satisfaction.

“As a Board member I helped create the Performance Management Framework and it’s exciting to see how it has taken shape and influenced schools to perform their best,” said Vice Chair Darren Woodruff. “Schools understand the importance to students and families of achieving Tier 1 status and work hard to become one of our high performing charter schools. It is encouraging to see schools strive to perform well on this accountability measure.”

Several schools have had strong results since the PMF was established. Among elementary/middle charter schools, 11 of the 17 Tier 1 schools have been high performing for three years. Among high schools, three out of six Tier 1 schools have been high performing for three years (Schools that have been Tier 1 for all three years of the PMF are noted in the table below with an asterisk). Further, the total number of spaces available at Tier 1 seats has increased by 2,172 over the past three years.

This is the third year that PCSB has used the PMF to measure charter school performance. According to PCSB policy, schools are candidates for charter revocation if they remain in Tier 3 for three out of five years (consecutive or non-consecutive). In addition, Tier 3 schools that have a score of less than 20.0% or that have experienced a decline of five or more points are immediate candidates for charter revocation.

Five schools attained Tier 1 status for the first time on the 2013 results: Capital City PCS – High School in Ward 4, DC Bilingual PCS in Ward 1, Friendship Chamberlain PCS – Middle School in Ward 6, KIPP DC – Promise Academy PCS in Ward 7 and Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS in Ward 5.

“We welcome these five charter schools to Tier 1 and congratulate the school leaders and teachers who achieved this. I also extend PCSB’s congratulation to those schools that have maintained their Tier 1 status for year after year,” said Scott Pearson, PCSB Executive Director. “We are pleased that more and more parents are using the PMF as a helpful guide when selecting a charter school for their child.”

This fall, PCSB approved new PMF frameworks for early childhood and adult education that will measure early childhood and adult education programs across common metrics. These frameworks will take effect in 2014. In the meantime, these programs reported results on Accountability Plans and PMF Pilot data, which can be viewed by visiting data.dcpcsb.org.

Below are the 2013 PMF results by Tier. For more information, including previous year results, visit www.dcpcsb.org.

Tier 1 Schools – 23 total

Tier 1 Elementary/Middle Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score | Tier 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
*Achievement Prep Academy PCS – Middle 85.5% 86.3% | Tier 1 81.5% | Tier 1 8
Center City PCS – Brightwood 73.5% 67.8% | Tier 1 45.2% | Tier 2 4
*Center City PCS – Petworth 70.2% 69.3% | Tier 1 70.0% | Tier 1 4
*César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Chávez Prep 65.2% 66.6% | Tier 1 73.6% | Tier 1 1
^DC Bilingual PCS 65.2% 60.3% | Tier 2 56.8% | Tier 2 1
*DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Middle 89.6% 90.8% | Tier 1 92.3% | Tier 1 5
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS 66.0% 63.5% | Tier 2 67.2% | Tier 1 5
^Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Middle 67.0% 53.8% | Tier 2 53.0% | Tier 2 6
*KIPP DC – AIM Academy PCS 82.9% 89.4% | Tier 1 85.2% | Tier 1 8
*KIPP DC – KEY Academy PCS 91.0% 87.6% | Tier 1 86.4% | Tier 1 7
^KIPP DC – Promise Academy PCS 74.6% N/A | Tier N/A N/A | Tier N/A 7
*KIPP DC – WILL Academy PCS 80.7% 73.8% | Tier 1 85.5% | Tier 1 6
*Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS 80.5% 77.6% | Tier 1 84.4% | Tier 1 4
*Paul PCS – Middle School 68.3% 65.8% | Tier 1 70.9% | Tier 1 4
*Two Rivers PCS 69.9% 73.8% | Tier 1 75.0% | Tier 1 6
*Washington Latin PCS – Middle School 65.2% 71.5% | Tier 1 79.3% | Tier 1 4
Washington Yu Ying PCS 78.3% 76.7% | Tier 1 N/A | Tier N/A 5

Tier 1 High Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score | Tier 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
Capital City PCS – High School 66.4% 53.9% | Tier 2 64.6% | Tier 2 4
*KIPP DC – College Preparatory PCS 76.2% 66.7% | Tier 1 81.2% | Tier 1 8
SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. 67.8% 66.7% | Tier 1 63.4% | Tier 2 7
*Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS 77.4% 79.9% | Tier 1 80.2% | Tier 1 8
*Washington Latin PCS – Upper School 87.0% 80.8% | Tier 1 76.1% | Tier 1 4
^Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS 65.1% 63.0% | Tier 2 57.6% | Tier 2 5

(For schools that serve several grade levels, the scores in the school listings only reflect results from the corresponding grade levels – either elementary/middle or high school. Schools that have been Tier 1 for three straight years are noted with an asterisk. Schools that are new to Tier 1 this year are noted with a ^ sign.)


Tier 2 schools – 37 total
Tier 2 Elementary/Middle Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score | Tier 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
Cedar Tree Academy PCS (former Howard Road Academy PCS - Main) 37.8% 28.8% | Tier 3 30.5% | Tier 3 8
Cedar Tree Academy PCS (former Howard Road Academy PCS – MLK Middle School) 49.5% 29.8% | Tier 3 43.5% | Tier 2 8
Center City PCS – Capitol Hill 45.3% 59.5% | Tier 2 52.5% | Tier 2 6
Center City PCS – Congress Heights 50.1% 37.0% | Tier 2 26.5% | Tier 3 8
Center City PCS – Shaw 52.3% 50.4% | Tier 2 46.9% | Tier 2 6
Center City PCS – Trinidad 43.2% 61.1% | Tier 2 69.0% | Tier 1 5
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside Middle School 48.7% 47.3% | Tier 2 52.7% | Tier 2 7
Community Academy PCS – Amos 1 41.2% 38.3% | Tier 2 44.8% | Tier 2 4
Community Academy PCS – Butler Global 59.1% 65.0% | Tier 1 76.2% | Tier 1 5
Community Academy PCS – CAPCS Online 53.1% 55.4% | Tier 2 64.1% | Tier 2 N/A
E.L. Haynes PCS – Georgia Avenue 60.9% 65.6% | Tier 1 78.9% | Tier 1 1
Excel Academy PCS 46.5% N/A | Tier N/A N/A | Tier N/A 8
Friendship PCS – Blow-Pierce Middle 47.5% 35.7% | Tier 2 38.6% | Tier 2 7
Friendship PCS – Southeast Elementary Academy 62.0% 49.6% | Tier 2 38.2% | Tier 2 8
Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory Academy 37.5% 50.1% | Tier 2 51.8% | Tier 2 8
Friendship PCS – Woodridge Middle 49.9% 50.0% | Tier 2 51.5% | Tier 2 5
Hope Community PCS – Tolson 45.2% 54.2% | Tier 2 51.4% | Tier 2 5
Howard University Middle Schools of Mathematics and Science PCS 62.5% 69.6% | Tier 1 71.0% | Tier 1 1
Ideal Academy PCS 44.0% 29.7% | Tier 3 38.1% | Tier 2 4
IDEA (Integrated Design & Electronic Academy) PCS 38.4% 14.3% | Tier 3 29.3% | Tier 3 7
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS 51.0% 42.6% | Tier 2 40.8% | Tier 2 5
Maya Angelou PCS – Evans Middle School 35.5% 27.3% | Tier 3 31.2% | Tier 3 7
Meridian PCS 62.8% 45.3% | Tier 2 51.2% | Tier 2 1
Perry Street Preparatory PCS – Lower School 47.2% 43.4% | Tier 2 35.6% | Tier 2 5
Roots PCS 43.1% 48.4% | Tier 2 58.5% | Tier 2 4
SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. 62.1% 80.3% | Tier 1 73.1% | Tier 1 7
Tree of Life PCS 40.5% 35.5% | Tier 2 33.9% | Tier 3 5
William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts 36.5% 38.4% | Tier 2 31.3% | Tier 3 5

Tier 2 High Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score | Tier 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill 57.7% 52.6% | Tier 2 57.8% | Tier 2 6
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside High School 62.7% 56.6% | Tier 2 49.7% | Tier 2 7
E.L. Haynes PCS – Kansas Avenue (High School) 58.3% N/A | Tier N/A N/A | Tier N/A 4
Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy 53.1% 62.8% | Tier 2 56.1% | Tier 2 7
Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory Academy 59.4% N/A | Tier N/A N/A | Tier N/A 8
Hospitality High PCS 36.9% 38.2% | Tier 2 45.5% | Tier 2 2
IDEA (Integrated Design & Electronic Academy) PCS 43.7% 28.4% | Tier 3 30.9% | Tier 3 7
National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School 51.4% 49.0% | Tier 2 48.6% | Tier 2 8
Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts 35.8% 27.7% | N/A N/A | Tier N/A 6

(For schools that serve several grade levels, the scores in the school listings only reflect results from the corresponding grade levels – either elementary/middle or high school.)

Tier 3 schools – 8 total
Tier 3 Elementary/Middle Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score | Tier 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
Arts and Technology Academy PCS 31.9% 34.0% | Tier 3 41.4% | Tier 2 7
Community Academy PCS – Amos 3 25.7% 35.4% | Tier 2 29.7% | Tier 3 5
Hope Community PCS – Lamond 28.3% 48.8% | Tier 2 41.6% | Tier 2 4
Imagine Southeast PCS 26.0% 35.6% | Tier 2 35.7% | Tier 2 8
Potomac Lighthouse PCS 34.3% 49.3% | Tier 2 54.6% | Tier 2 5
Septima Clark PCS* 33.9% 37.1% | Tier 2 21.2% | Tier 3 8

Tier 3 High Schools Overall Percent 2012 PMF Score 2011 PMF Score | Tier Ward
Booker T. Washington PCS 22.9% 30.0% | Tier 3 36.1% | Tier 2 1
Perry Street Preparatory PCS – Upper School 31.7% 37.6% | Tier 2 46.6% | Tier 2 5

(For schools that serve several grade levels, the scores in the school listings only reflect results from the corresponding grade levels – either elementary/middle or high school.)
* Closed June 2013

Student Progress
Schools with the highest median growth percentile (MGP) are schools that are doing the most with their students to improve individual performance from one year to the next. Below are schools with the highest median growth percentile results:

Highest Median Growth Percentile in Reading
High Schools Elementary/Middle Schools
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS 74.1% KIPP DC - Promise Academy PCS 74.0%
National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School 63.3% KIPP DC – KEY Academy PCS 70.2%
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside High School 61.7% DC Bilingual PCS 65.3%

Highest Median Growth Percentile in Math
High Schools Elementary/Middle Schools
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS 85.1% KIPP DC - Promise Academy PCS 78.5%
Washington Latin PCS – Upper School 67.0% KIPP DC – AIM Academy PCS 77.5%
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill 66.4% Center City PCS – Brightwood 75.5%

Student Re-Enrollment
High re-enrollment rates often indicate high levels of parent and student satisfaction with the school. Below are charter schools with the highest re-enrollment rates:

Highest Re-enrollment Rates
High Schools Elementary/Middle Schools
Washington Latin PCS – Upper School 90.6% KIPP DC - Promise Academy PCS 92.7%
SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. 87.9% E.L. Haynes PCS – Georgia Avenue 91.6%
Capital City PCS – High School 86.1% Washington Yu Ying PCS 91.3%
E.L. Haynes PCS – Kansas Avenue (High School) 86.1% Two Rivers PCS 88.9%

Graduation
A key component of the PMF is high school graduation rate; the four charter schools with the highest graduation rates are:

Highest Graduation Rates
High Schools 2013 Graduation Rate
Washington Latin PCS – Upper School 96.0%
Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy 95.2%
KIPP DC – College Preparatory PCS 95.0%
Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS 91.0%

 

About PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB oversees 60 public charter schools on 109 campuses serving nearly 37,000 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at  dcpcsb.org .

 

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