Final results of the second year of PARCC standardized testing in the District of Columbia released today show that the charter schools outperformed the traditional public schools in elementary and high school grades. Overall, there’s a lot of work to be done in both categories of schools because only about one quarter of the total students are meeting or exceeding expectations in math and English language arts.
In language arts, 29% of students in charters reached the highest levels of 4 (meeting expectations) and 5 (exceeding expectations). That’s compared with 25.5% of students in public schools. (Yes, I know charters are public schools, but I will divide them into those two categories to make this more understandable.
In math, 26% of charter students reached the highest levels, 4 and 5, compared with 23.9% of public school students.