2015 PARCC Data

Oyster Adams Tigers lead the way for PARCC testing!

We knew we were up against the highest standards with the introduction of the PARCC test, which added more complexity in terms of both content and technology. We, like the rest of the country, were expecting a drop in proficiency performance but we continued to do what we do best: teach standards to mastery (not to the test); put difficult tasks and texts in front of students daily; stay true to bilingual best practices; work collaboratively with families; and deeply believe in every one of our students.

OA Tigres are the highest performing education campus (K-8) in the city and the highest bilingual school in the city in both English Language Arts and Math. Although test scores only reflect 3rd – 8th grade, we are compared to other schools that serve K-8 grades (education campuses). We are among the top performing schools in both reading and math. This serves as further affirmation around our programming that teaches math in Spanish.
We more than doubled the city averages in both ELA and Math. We are not only out achieving the District average, we are doing it in two languages! Our kids are outperforming the city in second languages because of our strong bilingual programming that supports true language acquisition. We are producing students who are college and career ready and are global citizens with multicultural competency.
Our students’ brilliance and creativity of course is not fully captured in a testing setting, however, this is a measure and we know tests are often barriers for many students’ (AP, SAT, LSAT, MCAT) futures and doing well certainly helps. This is especially true for tracking our achievement gap and ensuring all types of students are performing at high levels.
While the release of this information, without doubt, calls for celebration, it should also spur us to work even harder in the practices we have begun. Not all of our Tigres are where they could and should be, so we must use the data to narrow in on these students with even more intentionality. We are especially encouraged by the 28% at Level 3 and ensuring that differentiated rigor is present to quickly move them toward L4 & L5.

Oyster-Adams Data

ELA (% of Level 4 and 5*) Math (% of Level 4 and 5*)
DCPS Education Campus Averages (grades 3 -8) 13% 13%
Dual-Language School Averages 23% 29%
DCPS, Grades 3 -8 Averages 25% 22%
Oyster-Adams Averages (377 students; all Adams current student + last year’s graduating class) 55% 49%

OA Reading
% Level 1 % Level 2 % Level 3 % Level 4 % Level 5
5% 13% 28% 44% 11%
OA Math
% Level 1 % Level 2 % Level 3 % Level 4 % Level 5
6% 18% 28% 39% 10%