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DPS students district-wide score record gains on the MEAP Test, outpacing statewide progress in 14 out of 18 assessments | Detroit Public Schools. Detroit Public Schools students scored record gains on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program Test for the fall of 2012, with improvement in 17 out of 18 assessments. DPS increases outpaced statewide progress, “closing the gap,” in 14 out of 18 assessments administered. Gains were especially significant in Reading and Mathematics. In Reading, students made gains ranging from 3 percent to 11.3 percent in all grades 3 through 8.

One particularly impressive result is that DPS students bested their statewide peers in grade 8 reading by 7.1 percent. In Mathematics, improvement in students’ proficiency ranged from .5 percent to 6.7 percent in grades 3 through 8. Gains were also seen in Science, Writing and Social Studies in all grades, except one. “These test results are great news, but we know we have more work to do, as a district and in every school,” said Emergency Financial Manager Roy S. Some of the academic plan highlights included: 10 a.m.

Detroit Public School Statistics | Real Life. My Music. NAEP Achievement Levels: Detroit’s public schools post worst scores on record in national assessment • Basic denotes partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade. • Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. • Advanced represents superior performance. 4th Grade National Average Advanced: 6 Proficient: 33 Basic: 43 Below basic: 19 4th Grade Michigan Advanced: 5 Proficient: 30 Basic: 40 Below basic: 22 4th Grade Large cities Advanced: 5 Proficient: 24 Basic: 43 Below basic: 28 4th Grade Detroit Advanced: 0 Proficient: 3 Basic: 28 Below basic: 69 4th grade sample math problem from test: 301-75=?

Percentage with correct answer: • Nation: 67% • Large city: 63% • Detroit: 33% 8th Grade National Average Advanced: 7 Proficient: 25 Basic: 39 Below basic: 29 8th Michigan Advanced: 7 Proficient: 24 Basic: 37 Below basic: 32 In Focus: Boys of Color. NAEP TUDA Scores—Detroit isn’t Boston | educationrealist. So everyone is a-twitter over NAEP TUDA (Trial Urban District Assessment) scores. For those who aren’t familiar with The Nation’s Report Card, the “gold standard” of academic achievement metrics, it samples performance rather than test every student. For most of its history, NAEP only provided data at the state level. But some number of years ago, NAEP began sampling at the district level, first by invitation and then accepting some volunteers. I don’t know that anyone has ever stated this directly, but the cities selected suggest that NAEP and its owners are awfully interested in better tracking “urban” achievement, and by “urban” I mean black or Hispanic.

I’m not a big fan of NAEP but everyone else is, so I try to read up, which is how I came across Andy Smarick‘s condemnation of Detroit, Milwaukee, and Cleveland: “we should all hang our heads in shame if we don’t dramatically intervene in these districts.” Yeah, yeah. He responded “you’re wrong. Anyway. Results: So. Like this: Administration - Detroit Public Schools. Superintendents | Archdiocese of Detroit. School Search Results | Archdiocese of Detroit. Tuition Assistance and Scholarships | Archdiocese of Detroit. Detroit schools question accuracy of dismal scores in national assessment of urban districts. DETROIT, MI -- A math and reading test given to fourth and eight graders in 21 large urban school districts around the country showed dismal results for Detroit Public Schools, but the district is challenging part of the assessment.

Compared to 2011 scores, Detroit students showed small, statistically insignificant changes in three of four categories and a disturbing six-point drop in eighth-grade math, according to results from the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress. Detroit scores in each category were significantly below the average assessment for the 21 tested districts, many of which share Detroit's struggle with high rates of poverty. District spokesman Steven Wasko said that while the scores are lower than other urban districts, Detroit has shown some improvement in all four categories since joining the assessment in 2009.

As for the six-point drop in eighth-grade math, district officials believe it's inaccurate. No other Michigan district participated in the assessment. NAEP - Trial Urban District Assessment. The Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) is designed to explore the feasibility of using National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to report on the performance of public school students at the district level. As authorized by federal law, NAEP has administered the mathematics, reading, science, and writing assessments to samples of students in selected urban districts public schools. Browse the most recent results online for 2013 mathematics, 2013 reading, 2009 science, and 2007 writing. See a one-page summary of each district's results in mathematics, reading, science, and writing.

Download the comprehensive TUDA Report Cards for mathematics, reading, science, and writing. District Assessment Participation. Western International High School- Detroit Public Schools. About Us Western School Brochure Western International High School is the most culturally diverse comprehensive school within Detroit Public Schools. The district’s third-ranking high school behind Renaissance and Cass Tech, Western affords students the opportunity to choose from several academic programs that will prepare them for their specific career paths. Students can choose from the STEM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics/Manufacturing; International Business Academy; Fine and Performing Arts Academy; and 9th Grade Ambassador Academy, while also learning self-management skills, learning/study skills, and social skills.

The $28.3 million Western International High School renovation in 2011 included a new athletic complex with a swimming pool addition and an exercise facility. School of the Week: Western International High School Posted on September 24, 2012 Something You Didn’t Know… “I don’t know if I’d want to be a teacher if I couldn’t come back to Western. Key Facts about the Archdiocese | Archdiocese of Detroit. Big Leap Forward: Detroit Public Schools. Dramatic changes in academic scores and physical improvements are changing the way we look at Detroit Public Schools Detroit Public Schools has transformed its educational system.

Moving far beyond simple cosmetic improvements, the 97-school system is delivering dramatic improvements in educational quality. Its progress is raising the interest, attention and expectation of groups once thought to have written off the state’s largest urban school district. The district has garnered top rankings for its schools by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Excellent Schools Detroit, two of the most independent and respected entities in the state, which recognized its rising MEAP results, graduation rates and test scores. Detroit Public Schools (DPS) administrators undeterred by the applause, accelerated efforts to completely turnaround each and every school’s performance. Gains were especially significant in reading and mathematics.

DPS Schools Honored • Ronald Brown • Harms • Clippert • Pasteur.