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Dear CHEC TEAM:
PARCC Scores are in and public and we have a lot to celebrate! CHEC improved 6% in the percent of students in Levels 4 and 5 in Math, and 1% in ELA! CHEC is one of 32 schools in DC which increased the percent of students reaching Levels 4 and 5 in both ELA and Math!
Equally important, we decreased the percent of Level 1’s in ELA by 8%, and in Math by 7%!!
Our ELL’s increased in the percent of 4’s and 5’s by 4% in ELA, and 7% in Math! The number of ELL’s at level 1 in ELA decreased by 14% and in math by 19%!!! We are closing the achievement gap for our ELL’s!
We also had some spectacular gains beyond the average gains by two of our middle school grades:
Seventh Grade ELA and Math made spectacular gains – 7th Grade ELA increased 4’s and 5’s by 19%, and decreased level 1’s by 29%!! 7th grade Math increased 4’s and 5’s by 11%, and decreased level 1’s by 23%!
Sixth Grade Math increased 4’s and 5’s by 12% and decreased level 1’s to only 9%!
We will share the grade level and individual student results electronically tomorrow, and when the paper copies come, we will make them available for analysis and sharing with students and parents.
This was an amazing team effort, and congratulations and thank you to all of for these accomplishments! We still have work to do, but we are well on our way!!!!
Go Knights and Griffins!!!
Thanks you for all you do!!!
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