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KIPP Diamond Academy

Charter | 5-8

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Posted May 20, 2013

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools formerly KIPP DIAMOND Academy had an extremely high teacher turn over rate. This school year about half of the middle school teacher at KMCM left before the end of the first semester. In addition to teachers leaving the principal left during Thanksgiving break. High teacher turn over was also seen at their high school When questioned by parents, the executive director gave very vague answers. Now it's the end of the year and my child has informed me that more teachers & staff will not return. Some of the teachers & staff included have been with the school for over 4 years. This is not the KIPP school my children first entered in the 5th grade. There is no more school pride. Value were reinforced at KIPP, I don't see that this year, with the newer teachers and students. KIPP can improve they go back to it's old values. The executive director should determine if he is really the problem.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students7%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students60%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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