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District Of Columbia Public Schools

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1200 First St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
District of Columbia County
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PH: (202) 442-5885

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 24,462 students
  • 129 schools

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 DC-CAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 41% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 43% (2010)
 50% (2009)
 48% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 41% in 2012.

Math
 40% (2012)
 37% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 38% (2008)
The state average for Math was 37% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 49% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 46% (2010)
 47% (2009)
 45% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 49% in 2012.

Math
 51% (2012)
 46% (2011)
 47% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 45% (2008)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 46% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 46% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 44% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

Science
 35% (2011)
 38% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
The state average for Science was 36% in 2011.

Math
 47% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 44% (2009)
 39% (2008)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 39% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 41% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 41% in 2012.

Math
 45% (2012)
 46% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 51% (2009)
 35% (2008)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 43% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 43% (2010)
 38% (2009)
 35% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

Math
 51% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 33% (2008)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 44% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 39% (2009)
 34% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 49% in 2012.

Science
 33% (2011)
 29% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

Math
 50% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 37% (2009)
 32% (2008)
The state average for Math was 58% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Grade 10

Reading
 44% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 41% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 44% in 2012.

Math
 42% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 43% (2010)
 41% (2009)
 38% (2008)
The state average for Math was 44% in 2012.

Source: DCPS, 2011-2012

Elementary School

Reading
 43% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 49% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

Science
 33% (2011)
 35% (2010)
 31% (2009)
The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

Math
 42% (2011)
 43% (2010)
 48% (2009)
The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

Source: DCPS, 2010-2011

Secondary School

Reading
 43% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 41% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

Science
 35% (2011)
 31% (2010)
 25% (2009)
The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

Math
 45% (2011)
 43% (2010)
 41% (2009)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

Source: DCPS, 2010-2011

High School

Biology I
 45% (2011)
 46% (2010)
 40% (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

Source: DCPS, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10.
  • The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 DC-CAS Results By Subgroup

 
This test is not given in any of the grades in this district.

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10.
  • The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia.
  • If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular student group, results are not reported for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: NCES, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Black, not Hispanic75%80%
Hispanic13%12%
White, not Hispanic9%7%
Asian/Pacific Islander2%2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1NCES, 2009-2010
2Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program170%70%
English learners29%7%
Special education214%13%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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