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2018 PARCC Results

September 20, 2018

Recently, Mayor Bowser publicly released the citywide 2018 PARCC results and we are pleased to share that, for the seventh year running, DC Prep is the highest-performing network of public charter schools citywide.

Moreover, the PARCC scores for schools in Wards 5, 7, and 8, the areas in which our campuses are located, highlight that in the absence of DC Prep, our students would likely attend a low-performing elementary or middle school.

2018 PARCC Results by Ward

Note: 4+ designates students who scored Proficient or Advanced on PARCC.

The state-level 3rd through 8th grade PARCC scores, issued by local education officials including the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), demonstrate the efficacy of DC Prep’s educational model and serve as a proof point for a high-quality, Common Core-aligned public education.

The District of Columbia adopted a rigorous national proficiency level on PARCC of 4+. The PARCC exam scores each student’s college and career readiness performance levels on a scale of 1 to 5 as follows:

  • Level 1: Did Not Yet Meet Expectations,
  • Level 2: Partially Met Expectations,
  • Level 3: Approached Expectations,
  • Level 4: Met Expectations, and
  • Level 5: Exceeded Expectations.

While strong in relation to the city, our PARCC scores are still short of where we want them to be. In keeping with our mission and values, we will continue striving until all of our students are achieving at levels that give them every opportunity to succeed in school and life.

For more information about citywide results, click here.

*Students in 3rd through 8th grade were administered PARCC assessments in SY2016-17 at DC Prep’s Benning and Edgewood sites. DC Prep’s Anacostia Elementary Campus opened in SY2015-16 with preschool and pre-k and will “grow up” a grade each year through 3rd grade; as such, those students will not be eligible to take PARCC until SY2019-20.

2018 PARCC results and DC Prep’s comparative standing are exclusively based on information released by OSSE as of August 16, 2018.