Are we achieving the academic success we seek? Academic achievement is measured through multiple assessment tools including the state tests (PARCC and CMAS), national tests (STAR), and formative (in-class) assessments.
SCCS State Testing Information
2014-15 State Testing Data
In spring 2015, SCCS grade 3-8 students participated in assessments required by the the Colorado Department of Education. The Partnership Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is based on the Colorado Academic Standards which align with the Common Core Standards. This was the first year that this assessment was administered. Additionally, SCCS students took the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) for Social Studies in grades 4 and 7 and Science in grades 5 and 8. The CMAS has been administered for the past three years. Overall, SCCS students are outperforming the state and local school district in many areas assessed.
Overall results indicated that SCCS students:
Had a higher percentage of students meet or exceed expectations than the state and Eagle County Schools for English Language Arts (ELA) for grades 4-8.
Had a higher percentage of students meet or exceed expectations in grades 3,4,and 8 than the state.
Had a higher percentage of students meet or exceed expectations in grades 3,4, 6,and 8 than the Eagle County Schools.
Overall outperformed the state in 11/16 assessments administered.
Overall outperformed the Eagle County Schools in 13/16 assessments administered.
These results are an indication that the SCCS academic program is challenging students and that our teachers instructional efforts are effectively meeting students learning needs.
We are very encouraged by these results and confident that our academic and professional development programs are aligned and working to meet students individual learning needs.