Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dunwoody High School & Peachtree Charter Middle School
End-Of-Course Georgia Milestones Test Scores 2015-2016

The Georgia Department of Education has released the End-of-Course (EOC) and End-of-Grade (EOG) Georgia Milestones Test Scores for the 2015-2016 school year.

For a teacher perspective on these tests please read this post from Ms. Rebekah Morris' blog: https://georgianeducator.org/2016/07/26/teachers-need-in-depth-data-ga-milestones-does-not-deliver/.

Below are the test scores for Fall and Spring Semester for Dunwoody HS.  Also included are the EOC Test results for the Peachtree Charter Middle School students who took the EOC Coordinate Algebra and Physical Science tests. 

I will post the End-of-Grade test scores for Elementary and Middle school in the next few days.

Click on the following link to view test scores for Fall Semester, 2015: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-2015-2016-Statewide-Scores.aspx

Click on the following link to view test scores for Spring Semester, 2016:  http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=454

Dunwoody High School End of Course Tests  (Fall Semester)
# Students Tested
% Beginning Learner
% Developing Learner
% Proficient Learner
% Distinguished Learner
% Students Prepared for Next Level
   
Needs Substantial Academic Support to be prepared for next grade level/course/college & career readiness
Needs Additional academic support to be prepared for next grade level /course/college & career readiness
Prepared for next grade level/course/college & career readiness
Well prepared for next grade level/course/college & career readiness
 
9th Grade Literature
243
11.5 (27 students)
31.7 (77 students)
49.0 (120 students)
7.8 (19 students)
56.8 (139 students)
American Literature
222
10.4 (23 students)
32.0 (71 students)
31.5 (70 students)
26.1 (58 students)
57.7 (128 students)
Analytic Geometry
148
6.1 (9 students)
14.9 (22 students)
41.9 (62 students)
37.2 (55 students)
79.1 (117 students)
Biology
246
11.8 (29 students)
18.7 (46 students)
44.3 (109 students)
25.2 (62 students)
69.5 (171 students)
Coordinate Algebra
147
10.9 (16 students)
18.4 (27 students)
53.1 (78 students)
17.7 (26 students)
70.7 (104 students)
Economics
177
3.4 (6 students)
11.3 (20 students)
31.6 (56 students)
53.7 (95 students)
85.3 (151 students)
US History
192
13.5 (26 students)
21.9 (42 students)
39.6 (76 students)
25.0 (48 students)
64.6 (124 students)
Dunwoody High School End of Course Tests (Spring Semester)
# Students Tested
% Beginning Learner
% Developing Learner
% Proficient Learner
% Distinguished Learner
% Students Prepared for Next Level
9th Grade Literature
258
16.7 (43 students)
19.4 (50 students)
45.3 (117 students)
18.6 (48 students)
64.0 (165 students)
American Literature
193
16.1 (31 students)
28.0 (54 students)
28.0 (54 students)
28.0 (54 students)
56.0 (108 students)
Analytic Geometry
347
24.5 (85 students)
37.2 (129 students)
28.0 (97 students)
10.4 (36 students)
38.3 (133 students)
Biology
212
22.6 (48 students)
18.4 (39 students)
33 (70 students)
25.9 (55 students)
59.0 (125 students)
Coordinate Algebra
338
29.9 (101 students)
34 (115 students)
28.4 (96 students)
7.7 (26 students)
36.1 (122 students)
Economics
158
12.0 (19 students)
22.2 (35 students)
42.4 (67 students)
23.4 (37 students)
65.8 (104 students)
US History
193
10.4 (20 students)
26.9 (52 students)
39.9 (77 students)
22.8 (44 students)
62.7 (121 students)
Peachtree Charter MS End of Course Tests (Spring Semester)
# Students Tested
% Beginning Learner
% Developing Learner
% Proficient Learner
% Distinguished Learner
% Students Prepared for Next Level
Coordinate Algebra
45
0.0
0.0
11.1 (5 students)
88.9 (40 students)
100% (45 students)
Physical Science
115
0.0
2.6 (3 students)
33.9 (39 students)
63.5 (73 studnets)
97.4 (112 students)

Friday, July 15, 2016

DeKalb County School District Curriculum Audit


Update:  Ms. Rebekah Morris, a teacher at Cross Keys High Schools has reviewed the audit and posted her thoughts on her blog.  Click on the following link to read her review: https://georgianeducator.org/2016/07/14/audit-finds-dekalb-schools-to-be-inadequate-in-many-curriculum-areas/



I received a copy of the DCSD Curriculum Audit from an concerned citizen who was able to get a copy via a Open Records Request.  I have not had a chance to go through as I am trying to catch up after being on vacation.  The document is over 500 pages - happy reading!!

Click the following link to access the Audit:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_Hnco-5lveTTg1NnozSy1RWDQ/view?usp=sharing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

"A Sneak Peek at the Different Options for Secondary Schools in DeKalb"

Further information can be found within the following link to Stan Jester's blog: http://factchecker.stanjester.com/2016/07/6646/


Cross Keys HS Teacher, Ms. Rebekah Morris, has post up on her blog with a look at some of the options for Secondary School planning for DCSD:

"A member of the Oakcliff Neighborhood (located in Doraville), who serves on the steering committee in Region 1 for the Secondary Schools Facility Planning and Feasibility Study for DeKalb County Schools, recently sent out an email to the different neighborhood associations in the Doraville area. In this email, she broke down the different options presented by DCSD while also adding a bit of commentary.

She summarized the meeting in this way: “The meeting I attended at Chamblee HS last night was conducted like a focus group to get feedback about a draft of four options being considered as part of the Secondary Schools Facility Planning & Feasibility Study being conducted by DeKalb County and Education Planners LLC. The study is based on Enrollment Projections for 2022 and is focused on improving DeKalb County Public Secondary School facilities to better meet the needs of students. We were told to focus on student enrollment and four options were presented: OPTION 1- (new Cluster Approach), OPTION 2A- (Expanding Existing Capacity), OPTION 2B (Expanding Existing Capacity + Relocating Chamblee Magnets), OPTION 3 (Utilizing Existing Capacity).”

Click on the following link to read the entire blog post:  https://georgianeducator.org/2016/07/11/a-sneak-peak-at-the-different-options-for-secondary-schools-in-dekalb/