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D.C. Charter Schools Continue To Excel

Proficiency rates on the 2014 D.C. CAS state assessments continue to climb for charter school students, making this the ninth straight year charter student performance exceeds statewide averages.

Overall, nearly 60 percent of charter students are proficient in math, and approximately 54 percent are proficient in reading, up one point and .4 points, respectively, from last year. Charter student proficiency beat statewide averages in math by almost 7 points and approximately 4 points in reading.

The proficiency rates were released in the same week that District of Columbia charter leaders took bold action and filed a federal lawsuit to receive equitable public funding so they can bolster their ability to deliver the promise of greater opportunities.

Nine straight years of outperformance is not only an accomplishment, it’s a statement. After nearly a decade of excellence and improvement, charter schools are showing why 44 percent of the student population in Washington D.C. chooses charters.

Charter schools are outperforming and substantially lifting student outcomes, and they’re doing it with less public funding. These proficiency rates make it abundantly clear that charter schools have proven to be an integral portion to the education solution in the District of Columbia.