GCSD Exceeds State Average

Students' Academic Achievement and Growth Exceeds State Average
Posted on 03/07/2018

GCSD students did well on the 2017 state assessments.  The Class of 2018 took the state-required SAT for the first time and earned a composite score of 1025, above the state average 1015.  Students who also took the ACT in 2017 scored a composite 22.2, above the state average 20.8.  Sophomores completed the state-required PSAT and scored a 955 composite, above the state average 948.

The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) science and social studies test along with the English Language Arts (ELA) and math Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) were taken by students in grades 3-9.  In 2017, grades 3-9 students who met or exceeded expectations at or above the state average did so in 14 of 19 tests given (74%).  In 2016, grade 3-9 students who met or exceeded expectations at or above the state average on CMAS/PARCC assessments did so in 11 of 18 (61%).  In 2015, for grades 3-9, students were at or above the state average in 7 of 18 tests (39%).

Academic Growth is measured for tests taken in grades 4-10.  In 2017, student growth exceeded more than one year's growth in one year's time on 10 of the 12 assessments that provide a growth measure.

The data indicates that teachers are teaching more effectively and students are learning successfully and at an accelerated rate.

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