Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating5
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. This rating is based on 2013-14 DCAS results from the Delaware Department of Education.
Student growth rating2
The student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. This rating is based 2013-14 growth target results from the Delaware Department of Education.
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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS)


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About the test

In 2013-2014 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Delaware Department of Education


Student growth

These percentages measure students' academic progress over time, specifically how many students are meeting beginning- to end-of-year academic targets.

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  • A growth target is established for each student based on the scores from the Fall DCAS assessment. Results from the Spring DCAS assessment are compared to the Fall's target to determine if the target is met.
Source: See notes

Sources

Student growth DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014