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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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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

College readiness

The SAT

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  • This is the percent of graduating Seniors who took the SAT that met the definition of “college readiness” as defined by the College Board. The college readiness benchmark is defined as the SAT score associated with a 65% probability of earning a first-year GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher. The SAT benchmark determined in the 2011 College Board Research Report study is 1550 for the composite score.
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High school graduation

  This school State average
Students graduating within 4 years 41% 80%

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  • The four-year adjusted graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma within their cohort. From the beginning of 9th grade, students form a "cohort" that is subsequently "adjusted" by adding any students who transfer into the cohort later during the 9th grade and the next three years and subtracting any students who transfer out.
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Where graduates go after high school

  Percent of students State average
Attending a 4-year institution 6% 34%
Attending a 2-year institution 6% 17%
Attending any higher learning institution 12% 52%

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  • Attending a 4-year institution is the percent of students enrolling in 4-year colleges immediately after graduation.
  • Attending a 2-year institution is the percent of students enrolling in 2-year colleges immediately after graduation.
  • Attending any higher learning institution is the percent of students who enrolled in either a 2-year or 4-year college immediately after graduation.
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In-state college enrollment

College name Delaware Technical and CC -Stanton/Wilmington
Percent of graduates enrolled 5.9%
College name Wilmington University
Percent of graduates enrolled 5.9%

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  • This is the percent of graduating seniors enrolling, within 16 months of graduation, in one of the three most commonly attended universities within Delaware.

Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

Attendance and Retention

  This school State average
Dropout rate over 4 years 27% 3%

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  • The annual dropout rate is computed for all high schools. The calculation is based on students who were included in the September 30 Enrollment Report to the state. A dropout for any particular year is any student who was in the September enrollment report who did not graduate, did not die, or did not transfer to another school and was not included in the end of year enrollment report. Students who are identified as “whereabouts unknown” by a school district or charter school are assumed to be dropouts for this calculation.
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Sources

Student growth DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
The SAT DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
High school graduation DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Where graduates go after high school DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Attendance and Retention DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013