Public Charter School PARCC Scores Continue to Rise

Monday, August 19, 2019

Public Charter School PARCC Scores Continue to Rise

One Third More Public Charter School Students are on Track for College and Careers 

WASHINGTON, DC – Students at DC public charter schools continue to improve on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test. According to data analyzed today by the DC Public Charter School Board, public charter students earning college and career-ready scores (Level 4 or 5) increased by 2.7 percentage points on the English language arts (ELA) assessment and by 0.3 percentage points on the math assessment. For 13 consecutive years, public charter school students have shown steady improvement on statewide assessments, first on the DC-Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) and now PARCC. 

“Since 2015, the percentage of public charter school students who score a 4+ and are on track for college and career increased by a third - from 23.8 to 31.5,” Scott Pearson, Executive of the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB).

Chairman of the Board Rick Cruz said, “Credit for these significant increases are due to the students, their families, teachers, and school leaders - all who are working hard each and every day.


More Students Are Proficient In ELA and Math For Nearly Every Student Group 


Charter schools outperform city averages for African-American and At-Risk Students




Most Improved Public Charter Schools

These public charter schools improved by five or more percentage points in both ELA and math:



Top Performing and Most Improved Public Charter High Schools



Top Performing Public Charter Schools

These top public charter schools have the highest scores on ELA:



These top public charter schools have the highest scores on math:


Fifth Consecutive Year Proficiency Rates for At-Risk Students Increases

These public charter schools have the highest proficiency rates for at-risk students in either ELA or math:


Public Charter Schools Closing Achievement Gaps with At-Risk Students

At these public charter schools, at-risk students make up at least 50% of the students taking the PARCC assessment. At-risk students meet or outperform their not at-risk peers at the same school and outperform all students citywide in either ELA or math, putting more students on track for college and careers (4+):


PARCC Proficiency Rate of At-Risk Students in ELA and Math

Public charter schools educate a student body that is 42.7% at-risk students.  


View school by school performance on our PARCC web page.