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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS)


Showing results for all students

English Language Arts

Math

English Language Arts

Math

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Math

Science

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Math

Science

English Language Arts

Math

Science

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Math

English Language Arts

Math

About the test

In 2013-2014 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Delaware Department of Education


Student growth

These percentages measure students' academic progress over time, specifically how many students are meeting beginning- to end-of-year academic targets.

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  • A growth target is established for each student based on the scores from the Fall DCAS assessment. Results from the Spring DCAS assessment are compared to the Fall's target to determine if the target is met.
Source: See notes

Sources

Student growth DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014