DENVER - The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests are supposed to show how well students are learning at every public school in the state. The overall numbers show that in every subject a slight increase of students scoring proficient or advanced on the standardized tests.
In reading, the numbers remained relative flat with only 0.2 percent more students scoring as proficient of higher in all grades. The highest growth was shown in 10th grade with an improved proficiency rate of 1.4 percent.
The math scores show an increase across all grade levels of 0.9 percent more students scoring as proficient or higher. Every grade tested from third through 10th grade showed a slight improvement except for eighth grade.
The science scores showed the biggest gains across the state with 1.5 percent more students scoring as proficient or higher.
Denver Public Schools is calling this year's results a success with an improvement in reading and math of several percentage points across the grade levels.
More specifically, the largest gains in Denver were made at a network of charter schools that stretches from the west side of town to Montbello. STRIVE Prep Schools showed the highest growth gains in TCAP scores amongst all DPS schools.
"After a year of unprecedented network growth, including expansion to far northeast Denver and the opening of our first high school, we are thrilled to have our two new middle schools rank first and fourth respectively for academic growth city-wide," Chris Gibbons, STRIVE Prep CEO and founder. said.
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