(Photo: Courtesy Hunger Free Colorado) State test scores for Colorado’s public school children lost a little ground this year over last year, while the achievement gap between minorities and their white peers grew larger.
Use the tool below to see how your school fared, and read an analysis of the data here.
Typical academic growth for a student each year represents a score of 50.
Schools that showed the most academic growth in the state
Victory Preparatory Academy High School in Commerce City posted a 95 median growth percentile (MGP) in math – the highest in the state, and an 80 median growth percentile in reading, also the highest in the state. The Aspen Community Charter School showed the most writing growth in the state – recording an 85 median growth percentile.
Schools that show the least growth in the state
Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Pueblo recorded a 12 median growth percentile in math. Centennial Elementary in Harrison 2 district in Colorado Springs posted a 14 in reading, and the Mountain Sage Community School in the Poudre RE 1 district was the lowest in writing at 12 MGP.
This year, Colorado Department of Education officials report that out of 178 districts, nine districts had “statistically significant” growth in reading, seven districts in writing, and six in math. Statistical significance means that officials are confident that the change in scores isn't due to chance.