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TCAP: DCSD #1 in reading, District continues to outpace state

CASTLE ROCK – The results are in from the recent Transitional Colorado Assessment Program and despite the changes, students with the Douglas County School District once again far outpaced the state average. In fact, DCSD scored highest in the state in reading and 13 percentage points above the state on the entire test this year.
In the 2012 state student assessment test DCSD maintained or gained in 18 of the 27 tests administered. Grades 7 and 9 saw gains in all subject areas—reading, writing and math; while Grade 10 maintained or gained in those areas. The District also saw the achievement gap (ESL, IEP, FRL) decrease for 4th and 6th grade students in writing.
Many of the results are worth celebrating. For instance, Douglas County had the highest performance among the 10 largest districts in reading. The subject is the foundation for all other learning and the test showed that 82 percent of DCSD students were proficient or advanced in 2012. Plus, more than 85 percent of DCSD’s elementary, middle and high schools performed above the state averages in all grade levels and content areas, including Northridge Elementary, which performed 91 percent proficient or above on 12 or 13 of the tests administered.
The following elementary schools obtained 100% proficient or above proficient in the noted grade/content:

* DCS Montessori, 6th grade Reading
* Northridge Elementary, 5th grade Math
* Platte River Academy, 4th grade Math
* North Star Academy, 8th Reading, Writing, and Science

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.