Reforms are Working

By UELIP Associate: Michael Blume

DCPS received very good news last week.

At a standing room only meeting, Chancellor Henderson released DC CAS scores from the 2012-2013 academic school year. The DC CAS are a series of standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and measure a student’s mastery of reading, mathematics, science, and writing composition. This year’s scores revealed that DCPS improved its proficiency in all subjects more rapidly than in any year since 2009. In just the second year of Chancellor Henderson’s ambitious five-year strategic plan, student outcomes across the district are improving as dramatically as planned. Although much work lies ahead, the data is compelling evidence that DCPS’s reforms are working. Continue reading “Reforms are Working”