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DCSD Outpaces State Average in All Grades and Content Areas on TCAP

CASTLE ROCK – State results released: Douglas County School District posts steady academic growth in three academic indicator categories.
Douglas County School District (DCSD) celebrated its continued academic excellence, as all indicators, including the just released Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) scores, demonstrate steady growth in academic performance.
“I’m extremely proud of our students, our amazing teachers and our outstanding leaders,” said DCSD Superintendent Dr. Liz Fagen.  “We know we are doing what is right for kids and the results are excellent.”
“This data really supports our belief that when you do what is right for students – prepare them for the 21st century – the results will follow,” continued Fagen.
The latest TCAP results show that DCSD outpaced the state average in all grades and all content areas. In fact, on average, DCSD scored more than 12 percentage points above the state average.  Among the highlights, grade 10 maintained or gained in all subject areas:  reading, writing, math and science.

ACT Results




ACT Results

In the latest ACT results, DCSD high school students continued to increase the District's composite score.  The average composite score for 2013 grew to 21.8.




“We focus on what is best for students, measure the most important outcomes, and measure our success with a body of evidence,” continued Fagen.  “This is the best approach for students and staff.  This body of evidence is a celebration of our talented teachers and leaders.”

Please visit the Colorado Department of Education's data website SchoolVIEW for more information on achievement scores.

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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