Schools Test Scores Show Steady Increases

July 14, 2011  |  

(Afro) — Secondary and elementary school test scores are improving in Washington, D.C., according to the results of the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) tests released July 8 by officials.  The DC CAS is an annual series of standardized tests given to third- to eighth-grade and 10th-grade students in D.C. public and charter schools that measure math and reading skills relative to the District’s standards.  According to the schools chancellor’s office, this year’s DC CAS preliminary test results show steady improvements among secondary students, with particularly strong boosts in seventh and eighth grades. Elementary school scores show stabilized levels after last year’s decline.  “We have much to celebrate and even more work to do. Incremental progress is not enough,” said Mayor Vincent Gray in a statement. “We, the collective ‘we,’ must ensure that each student can succeed and thrive in both the national and global economies.”

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