Final DC CAS Results Show Students Are Improving Across Charter Schools

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
 

Contact: Audrey Williams   202-328-2748 / 301-351-6259

awilliams@dcpubliccharter.com

 
Washington, D.C. — DC public charter school students across the city showed impressive gains in both reading and mathematics on the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) tests.  The DC Public Charter School Board today released the final analysis of the results of the tests that were taken in the spring.   Nearly 60 percent of the charter school campuses -- 44 of the 76 tested -- showed improvement in this year’s scores compared to last year. There were also a large number of schools with high proficiency rates.  Ten charter schools met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB)
 
“The Board is extremely pleased with the performance we are seeing in a diverse array of schools across the city,” said Dr. Darren Woodruff, PCSB Board Member and Chair of the Schools Committee.  “As we look across our portfolio of schools we are seeing higher proficiency rates in both the elementary and secondary grades.  That means more students are performing at grade level or better in both reading and math.”
 
• At the elementary level Achievement Prep Academy (Ward 8) had the highest proficiency in math (86.92%) and Two Rivers (Ward 6) had the highest proficiency in reading (77.94%).
• At the middle school level, DC Prep Academy – Edgewood middle campus (Ward 5) had the highest proficiency in math with 92.15% of the students being proficient – 14 point increase over last year.
• Washington Latin Middle School (Ward 4) had the highest reading proficiency of 83.93%.
• At the high school level, KIPP DC College Preparatory (Ward 8) had the highest proficiency in math (91.67%) and the highest proficiency in reading (77.38%).
 
Schools Are Getting Better
“Of particular interest to the PCSB are those schools that showed significant improvement in achievement over last year. “One of the key indicators of the Board’s evaluation of charter schools, using our performance management framework, is looking at student progress over time. We have seen marked improvement in quite a number of schools and that is testament to the work that school leaders are doing to raise student achievement,” Woodruff said.
 
• In elementary schools, Community Academy’s Butler campus showed the most improvement in reading -- an increase of 25 points to 67.31% proficiency; and in math -- an increase of 21 points to 71.15% proficiency.
• In secondary schools, Hospitality High School showed the most improvement in math – an increase of 26.22 points to 51.22% proficiency; and in reading – an increase of 22.20 points to 52.50% proficiency.
 
The PCSB will release the first results of its exclusive performance management framework (PMF) this November.  The PMF enables more standardized evaluation of school quality and facilitates greater transparency about how the Board evaluates schools.  Schools know how they are being measured and they have been participants in the development of the PMF.  Parents will have access to easy- to-read school report cards and will be able to make informed decisions about enrollment in charter schools.
 
This coming school year the D.C. Public Charter School Board will oversee 53 public charter schools on 99 campuses, serving nearly 30,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools now serve approximately 40% of all public school students in Washington, D.C.  Learn more about PCSB at www.dcpubliccharter.com
 
Top Proficiency Rates for DC Charter Secondary Schools in Reading & Math

 

Charter School

Ward

Reading 2011

 

Charter School

 

Ward

 

Math 2011

Washington Latin - Middle School

4

83.93

 

D.C. Preparatory Academy   Edgewood Middle Campus

5

92.15

Howard University Math And Science

1

77.62

 

Kipp DC: College Preparatory

8

91.67

Kipp DC: College Preparatory

77.38

 

Kipp DC: Aim Academy

8

81.88

D.C. Preparatory Academy   Edgewood Middle Campus

5

74.38

 

Howard University Math And Science

1

79.37

Washington Latin - High School

4

71.15

 

Cesar Chavez – Bruce Prep

1

77.83

Thurgood Marshall Academy

8

66.67

 

Washington Latin - Middle School

4

76.79

Kipp DC: Key Academy

7

64.89

 

SEED

7

76.37

Paul

4

64.59

 

Kipp DC: Key Academy

7

76.34

Kipp DC: Will Academy

2

62.46

 

Thurgood Marshall Academy

8

74.71

SEED

7

60.44

 

Paul

4

72.61

Kipp DC: Aim Academy

60.31

 

Kipp DC: Will Academy

2

71.84

Includes schools with at least 50% proficiency

 

 

 

 

Top Proficiency Rates for DC Charter Elementary Schools in Reading & Math

 

Charter School

Ward

Reading 2011

 

 

Charter School

 

Ward

 

Math 2011

Two Rivers

6

77.94

 

Achievement Preparatory Academy

8

86.92

Latin American Montessori Bilingual

4

76.09

 

E.L. Haynes

1

76.92

Capital City - Lower School

1

69.80

 

Community Academy - Butler Campus

 

2

71.15

Community Academy - Butler Campus

2

67.31

 

 

Capital City - Lower School

 

2

69.80

Community Academy – Online

4

65.33

 

Two Rivers

6

67.65

D.C. Prep Academy- Edgewood Campus

5

64.62

 

Potomac Lighthouse

5

65.48

Washington Yu Ying

5

62.86

 

Elsie Whitlow Stokes

5

64.85

 

Achievement Preparatory Academy

8

59.69

 

D.C. Prep Academy- Edgewood Campus

5

60

Roots – Kennedy St.

4

58.33

 

Latin American Montessori Bilingual

4

57.45

Potomac Lighthouse

5

57.14

 

Community Academy - Online

4

57.33

Elsie Whitlow Stokes

5

55.76

 

Community Academy – Amos 1

4

57.25

Includes schools with at least 50% proficiency

 
 
Reading Improvement: Secondary schools with at least 10 point growth and at least 50% proficiency

 

Charter School

Category

Ward

Reading 2010

Reading 2011

Reading Change

Hospitality Public Charter High School

Secondary

4

30.3

52.50

22.20

SEED*

Secondary

7

47.59

60.44

12.85

*SEED grew 9+ points in Math

 

Math Improvement: Secondary schools with at least 10 point growth and at least 50% proficiency

 

Charter School

Category

Ward

 

Math 2010

 

Math 2011

 

Math Change

Hospitality Public Charter High School

Secondary

4

25

51.22

26.22

Washington Math, Science And Technology (WMST)

Secondary

5

40

59.09

19.09

D.C. Preparatory Academy - Edgewood Middle Campus

Secondary

5

77.33

92.15

14.82

Howard University Math And Science

Secondary

1

65.82

79.37

13.55

Cesar Chavez – Bruce Prep

Secondary

1

66.65

77.83

11.16

Cesar Chavez – Capitol Hill

Secondary

6

45.78

57.43

11.65

 

Reading Improvement: Elementary schools with at least 10 point growth and at least 50% proficiency

 

Charter School

Category

Ward

Reading 2010

Reading 2011

Reading Change

Community Academy - Butler Campus

Elementary

1

42.11

67.31

25.20

Center City - Trinidad Campus*

Elementary

5

35.71

54.62

18.91

Early Childhood Academy - Johenning Campus

Elementary

8

36.67

55.26

18.60

Potomac Lighthouse

Elementary

5

41.86

57.14

15.28

Center City - Petworth Campus**

Elementary

4

39.32

52.24

12.92

*Center City -Trinidad at 40% with 6.9 points growth in math
**Center City-Petworth at 41.79% with 2.81 points growth in math
 
 
Math Improvement: Elementary schools with at least 10 point growth and at least 50% proficiency

 

Charter School

Category

Ward

Math 2010

Math 2011

Math Change

Community Academy - Butler Campus

Elementary

50

71.15

21.15

Potomac Lighthouse

Elementary

5

46.51

65.48

18.97

William E. Doar, Jr. - North East Campus*

Elementary

5

37.93

52.56

14.63

*DOAR at 49% in Reading
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools that Met AYP in Math and Reading

 

 

 

Community Academy – Butler Campus (safe harbor)
DC Prep Academy – Edgewood Elementary (safe harbor)
Early Childhood Academy – Johenning Campus (safe harbor)
Hospitality High School (safe harbor)
Howard University Math and Science (safe harbor)
KIPP DC – College Prep
Potomac Lighthouse (safe harbor)
SEED (safe harbor)
St. Coletta Special Education*
Washington Math, Science & Technology (safe harbor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Safe harbor: A school may make AYP if it reduces the percentage of students scoring below proficient by at least 10%, compared to the prior year, as long as the school also meets the target for graduation or attendance and meets the 95 % participation rate.)
*St. Coletta, which serves students with significant cognitive disabilities, administered the DC CAS Alternative Assessment instead of the general DC CAS assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made AYP in Reading Only
Center City – Petworth
Center City PCS - Trinidad Campus
Tree Of Life Community PCS
Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made AYP in Math Only

 

 

 

Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS
Cesar Chavez PCS - Bruce Prep
DC Preparatory PCS - Edgewood Middle
E.L. Haynes PCS
Friendship PCS - Tech Prep
KIPP DC PCS: Aim Academy
Maya Angelou PCS - Middle School
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS
William E. Doar, Jr. PCS - NE Campus