The Colorado Board of Education and school districts across the state of Colorado released the results of the 2010 Colorado School Assessment Program …
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The Colorado Board of Education and school districts across the
state of Colorado released the results of the 2010 Colorado School
Assessment Program (CSAP) test. Douglas County School District
(DCSD) RE-1 announced that the district continues to be a leader
across metro area school districts across all tests.
County students exceeded the state average by seven to 18
percentage points. All traditional DCSD high schools scored above
the state average in all subject areas for ninth and 10th
“We are very proud of the performance of our students, and the
focus and dedication of our teachers,” said superintendent
Elizabeth Celania-Fagen. "We are particularly proud of the fact
that we have been able to assist our low-achieving students in
reaching their full potential. These students have shown the
highest level of improvement and should be celebrated districtwide.
Understandably, CSAP scores are only one indicator of student
proficiency available to teachers and parents, however these
assessments continue to support and confirm that our district
continues to consistently provide one of the highest quality
education programs available anywhere within the state of
Included in this year's analysis of results, Colorado measured
the progress of individual students in academic achievement with
the Colorado Growth Model. The measurement is a statistical model
used to calculate each student’s progress on state assessments.
Each student’s progress is compared to the progress of other
students in the state with similar score history on CSAP in a
particular subject. The model also assists school districts in
determining the rate of improvement toward student achievement and
which schools are producing the highest sustained rates of growth.
The county’s overall growth score for 2010 is 211. A typical growth
score is 150. DCSD highlights included:
Compared to 2009 scores, DCSD students maintained or gained in
15 of the 27 tests.
Since 2008, DCSD has scored seven percentage points above the
state in all grades and content areas.
Over the four-year average in science, fifth-graders showed a
six percent gain in scores.
American Academy, Bear Canyon, Core Knowledge, Heritage,
Northridge, Pine Grove, Platte River and Stone Mountain exceeded
the district and state average on all 13 tests.
The following groups of students scored 100 percent at or above
Fifth-grade students in reading at Pine Grove Elementary
Third-grade students in math at Platte River Academy
Fourth-grade students in math at Core Knowledge
Rocky Heights Middle School (including sixth grade) exceeded the
District and state average on all 10 tests.
Sierra Middle School improved on six of seven tests.
Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Rock Canyon and ThunderRidge
High Schools exceeded the district and state average on all seven
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