test scores

Test scores reflect deep disparities by ward

Last month, OSSE released the 2010-11 D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) aggregate results. Scores were reported for elementary and secondary schools (as a whole) in both reading and math. DC Action took a look at the results and our analysis is presented in this new data snapshot: D.C. Student Test Scores Show Uneven Progress. Our major takeaways are: Both...

How rigid is the IMPACT bell curve?

On Friday, DCPS announced performance ratings for employees under the IMPACT evaluation system, now two years old. Most of the headlines have surrounded the firings of 413 employees (288 for poor performance), but little has been said about the distribution of those scores. We compared the ratings distribution of this year to last year, noticing something very interesting. No, look...