Students at DC public charter schools are continuing to improve on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test. Public charter students increased by 2.7 percentage points on the English language arts (ELA) assessment and by 1.8 percentage points on the math assessment.
For more than a decade, public charter school students have shown steady improvement on the statewide assessment, first on the DC-Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) and now PARCC.
Some 16,709 public charter school students (representing 78.8% of all audited public charter school students in grades 3-12) took the PARCC. This test-taking population was 77.8% African American and 47.8% At-Risk. Both populations outperformed the District in both ELA and Math. (At-Risk includes students who are homeless, in the District’s foster care system, quality for TANF or SNAP, or are overage high school students.)
Increases Across Nearly Every Subgroup in Both ELA and Math
Top Performing Public Charter Schools
These top public charter schools, whose students live in every Ward of the city, have the highest scores on ELA:
These top public charter schools, whose students live in every Ward of the city, have the highest scores on Math:
Most Improved Public Charter Schools
These public charter schools, whose students live in every Ward of the city, achieved at least twice the state average of improvement in both ELA and Math: