PARCC

August 17, 2017

2017 PARCC

Students at DC public charter schools continue to improve on the nationwide Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test. This is the 10th consecutive year public charter school students have shown steady improvement on the statewide assessment, first on the DC-CAS and more recently the PARCC.

According to data released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), 30% of public charter school students achieved 4 or 5 on the English Language Arts (ELA) assessment in grades 3-8 and 22% in high school. On the Math assessment, 28% achieved 4 or 5 in grades 3-8 and 14% in high school.

The PARCC results reflect 15,660 public charter school students who took the ELA and Math assessments. Every year, public charter schools are enrolling more economically disadvantaged, At-Risk and Special Education students.

Public charter schools educate a student body that is 76% African American and 48% At-Risk, with both populations outperforming the District:

  Charter Average DCPS Average
African American Student Composite Score (ELA and Math) 24% 18%
At Rish Student Composite Score (ELA and Math) 18% 13%

Grades 3-8

The number of students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded expectations, scoring a 4 or 5, on the ELA and Math assessments this year remained constant. Specifically, 29% of public charter school students scored a 4 or 5 on the ELA assessment and 28% of public charter school students scored a 4 or 5 on the Math assessment. 

High School  

The number of students in high school met or exceeded expectations, scoring a 4 or 5, decreased by one percentage point on ELA and increased by 3 percentage points on the Math assessments. Specifically, 22% of public charter school students scored a 4 or 5 on the ELA assessment and 13% of public charter school students scored a 4 or 5 on the Math assessment.

Top-Performing Schools  

Grades 3-8 ELA

Grades 3-8 Math

Most Improved Schools

Note: Schools are included on this list of most improved if they have a gain of 5 percentage points or more in both subject tests. 

Grades 9-12 ELA and Math

Note: Schools are included on this list of most improved if they have a gain of 5 percentage points or more in both subject tests. 

Presentation delivered during the press event is available to download. 

2017 School Results available here.

Previous year's results: 

2016 PARCC 

2015 PARCC