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State TCAP scores mostly flat; find your school’s 2013 scores

For the second year in a row, Colorado student’s TCAP scores have remained mostly flat. Use this database to see how your school district or school fared, and check back later today for our full analysis of the scores.

Nearly 70 percent of the state’s students are reading at grade level, essentially flat over last year. About 57 percent are proficient or above in math, an increase of about a percentage point from 2012. Exactly 55 percent of students tested are writing at grade level, also an increase of one point over last year. Science scores rose 1.5 percentage points, with just over half of students achieving proficiency.

These results are a performance snapshot of how students performed on a given day or days, and show results from this year and last. To see how schools are progressing over time, check the EdNews database showing 2013 academic growth numbers.

Data notes

  • Only schools with at least 16 students receiving TCAP scores are included; the state withholds data for fewer students to protect their privacy. If you cannot find a school or you see zeros in your school’s history, that typically means not enough students took the exams that year to disclose results. It may also mean the school is new and did not have students in that particular grade that year.
  • Results of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program come in four levels — “unsatisfactory” is the lowest level, then “partially proficient,” followed by “proficient” and then “advanced,” the highest level. Typically, a student scoring proficient or advanced is considered to be performing at or above grade level.
  • Results of the Spanish-language exams, Lectura and Escritura, are included in the database. They are given in grades 3 and 4 only.
  • Poverty rate refers to the number of students in a school or district who are eligible for federal meal assistance. It is a widely used indicator of student poverty.

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