Two Rivers Again Named A Top Performing Charter School
This morning, Two Rivers was recognized at a press conference with the Mayor and Public Charter School Board as one of the top performing charter schools in the city. This accolade was grounded in the school's continued strong performance on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released the statewide 2016 PARCC results in both English Language Arts and Math today. PARCC, a more rigorous assessment, replaced the DC-CAS assessment in reading, composition, and math two years ago. The PARCC assessment presents a fuller picture of student learning, measuring skills that matter most for students' college readiness and career success: critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving. Two Rivers students in grades 3-8 took the assessment this past April.
Overall, Two Rivers students scored among the highest in the city in both English Language Arts and Math. Our students significantly outperformed the DCPS average, the charter average, and the state average. Two Rivers also had an increase from 2015 in both math and reading in the percentage of students scoring college and career ready.
While our performance is strong, we are not satisfied until all of our students are deemed college and career ready. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all students are set up to be successful in college and beyond. Two Rivers' mission is, "To nurture a diverse group of students to become life-long, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society."
We are excited that the PARCC assessment works to assess skills that students will need to be college and career ready. It's also important to remember that standardized test scores provide only one measure of student learning. When combined with other measures, such as teacher observations and in-class work, the PARCC test provides a more comprehensive picture of student performance.
For more information about PARCC and the 2016 statewide PARCC scores, please visit osse.dc.gov/parcc. OSSE will release individual student results, and they will be mailed home in the coming weeks. If you have general questions or want more information about the assessments, please contact Maggie Bello, Chief Academic Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.