Public Charter School PARCC Scores Continue to Rise
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 released 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.