We're so excited to celebrate our latest news! In this edition, check out our latest results on the Degrees of Reading Power test, a nationally normed close-reading assessment that we use to measure our progress towards our two-year reading goal. You'll notice that our sixth graders grew an average of 7 points between September and January -- nearly surpassing our 2 years goal in only three months! (We better set a more rigorous goal!)
6th Grade Summary
Our 6th graders grew an average of 7 points. The national average is 4 points in one year. This means that our students grew nearly 2 years in 3 months!
The biggest shift was a decrease of students in the first quartile and increase of students in the second quartile.
In the fall, 84% of our students were ranked in the first quartile. By the winter that number had decreased to 50%
In the fall, 4% of our students were ranked in the second quartile. By the winter, we had increased that more than six fold at 26%.
We doubled the number of students reading above grade level in the fourth quartile!
7th Grade Summary
Our 7th graders grew an average of 5 points in three months, while the national average is 4 points in one year!
The biggest shifts were between the third and fourth quartile and between the first and second quartile.
In the fall almost half of our students were reading three or more years below grade level. Now less than a quarter are.
In the fall 1 out of every 10 of our students were ranked in the fourth quartile, reading above grade level and now 1 out of every 4 is!
A third of our seventh graders are now reading at or above grade level.