Fundamentals of Leadership and Change ProcessEduc. 6240Professor Rebecca Thessin ELIMAR SALDAÑA
I HAVE WORKED IN DCPS LESS THAN A YEAR AS A SUBSTITUTETEACHER. THIS DATA OVERVIEW IS BASED ON THE PUBLISHED INFORMATION FROM DCPS WEBSITE: WWW.DCPS.GOVTHE NUMBERS TELL ONLY PART OF THE STORY. THESE FACTS AND STATISTICS WILL GIVE A SNAPSHOT OF DCPS PROGRESS, AS WELL AS A GLIMPSE AT WHERE WE’RE HEADING NEXT.
DCPS SCHOOLS CLASSIFICATIONS 2010-2011 School Type Schools Official EnrollmentEducation Campus 19 7,083Elementary School 65 20,220Middle School 14 4,597High School 16 11,618Special Education School 3 269Other Programs* 9 2,730 *OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDES FILLMORE ARTS CENTER, STAY SCHOOLS, CHOICE, DC DETENTION FACILITY, AND YOUTH SERVICES CENTER. NON-PUBLIC STUDENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THESE COUNTS. THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 2,220 NON-PUBLIC STUDENTS FOR SY10-11.
DCPS STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICSCategory SY 09-10 SY 10-11% Student Population Black 76% 69%% Student Population Hispanic 13% 13%% Student Population Other 2% 2%Ethnicity% Student Population White 9% 16%% Students in Special Education 17% 18%% Students ELL 10% 9%% Students with Free/Red. Lunch 59% 61% THE BLACK POPULATION WAS THE HIGHEST IN OUR SCHOOLS, FOLLOWED BY HISPANICS. A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE WHITE POPULATION OCCURRED DURING SY 10-11
DC COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEMThis assessment measures students’knowledge and skills in reading and math. Itis taken by students in grades 3-8 and grade10 and it is administered in April every year.
DC COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTSYSTEM ADDITIONAL TESTING AREAS• Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 also take a composition test.• Students in grades 5 and 8 also take the science test.• Students in grades 9-12 who take biology take the biology test.
DC COMPREHENSIVEASSESSMENT SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION• The DC CAS is managed by the Office of the State Superintendent ofEducation (OSSE)• DCPS is responsible for administering the assessment.
Grade Level/Subject SY 08-09 SY 09-10 SY 10-11Elementary Math 49% 43% 42%Elementary Reading 49% 44% 43%Secondary Math 40% 44% 46%Secondary Reading 41% 43% 44% PERCENTAGE OF DCPS STUDENTS WHO SCORED PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED ON DC CAS
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS• This table shows how students are doing according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a different test that is taken nationally and allows us to compare students in DC with students in each state. One thing to remember in comparing DC to other states, is that we are not a state but rather an urban district, so comparisons to states may be misleading.
Grade Level SY 09-10 SY 10-114th Grade Reading 18% 20%8th Grade Reading 14% 15%4th Grade Math 19% 23%8th Grade Math 12% 15% DCPS STUDENTS WHO SCORED PROFICIENT OR ABOVE ON NAEP
IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT:ACHIEVEMENT GAP AND READING
ATTENDANCE, TRUANCY AND GRADUATION RATECategory SY 08-09 SY 09-10 SY 10-11Average Daily Attendance 93% 93% 94%Truancy 20% 15% 12%Graduation Rate * 72% 73% TBD