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Charter School Test Scores Also Up

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee publicized the DC Public Schools standardized test scores last week, but parents, students and teachers for the one-third of DC students who go to public charter schools got no information. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) published scores for DCPS but not the charters. OSSE said individual school scores wouldn't be released for another month.

The Post, however, pulled individual scores from parts of OSSE inchoate NCLB website http://www.nclb.osse.dc.gov/

Altogether, charter school scores went up. The increases were smaller than for DCPS, but the share of charter students passing the test (scores of proficient or advanced) remain higher than for DCPS. The exception is elementary school reading where both public schools and charter schools had 45 percent of students pass the test.

Click here for the totals.

Dan Keating

By Marcia Davis  |  July 17, 2008; 12:46 PM ET
Categories:  Education  
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Fenty will say anything to make himself look good whether true or not. Until any independent source confirms its, it should not be believed coming from Fenty's mouth.

Posted by: Jonathan Rees | July 17, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

To the students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators of DC Public Charter Schools, Congratulations!!!! Improvement is expected to continue.

To the students and parents who home-school, I recognize, too, that you tend to CONSISTENTLY meet and exceed the testing requirements. You are often forgotten in the public discourse.

Fenty/Rhee....It is not all about YOU, get over yourselves.

Posted by: Concernedaboutdc | July 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

It must be remembered that charter schools are able to choose the students they wish to acceptm,have an option to expel those pupils whom, for whatever reasons, they decide do not enhance their vision either academically or behaviorally, and parents refuse to follow suggested responsiblities such as attending scheduled meetings and making sure their children follow the rules of the individual schools. Public schools MUST accept any District child who shows up. Public schools are also limited seriously in options to deal with disciplinary problems, a major disruption in many schools.

Posted by: sunrise | July 20, 2008 6:27 AM | Report abuse

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