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District Scorecard 2.0, Parent and Student Survey Results Released 
December 26, 2014

On December 16th, we presented to the Board and community the District Scorecard 2.0.  Our data shows that student performance is growing, and that the longer students stay with us in district schools, the better they do.

However, the data also shows that while our students are growing, in some cases they’re not growing fast enough. We’ve got to get them to grow at a faster rate.

Areas where the scorecard shows growth include Grade 5 reading and writing. There was also positive growth in SAT scores, with an increase in the number of students who scored 1550 and above.

Moreover, the data shows that some groups of students are not performing as well as their classmates. For example, scores for third graders in the Black/African American and economically disadvantaged groups trailed well behind total scores for district third graders in reading and math proficiency. Third grade reading ability is considered a key indicator of future academic success.

We must do more and invest more to make sure our students’ demography does not determine their destiny.  Based on the data, the district plans to build on and implement strategies that include investing in early education to make sure all students come to school ready for kindergarten; increasing students’ and families’ access to prekindergarten; improving literacy at the elementary level; increasing student learning time; continuing to extend the school year for students in primary grades who are reaching towards proficiency; and increasing high school graduation rates.

We have great teachers and a great staff. Therefore, we will use these strategies going forward as we deliver on our promise to the community of having all students graduate from high school prepared for college and career.

Link  to the District Scorecard 2.0:
 http://www2.portlandschools.org/sites/de…

Link to the Parent and Student Survey:
 http://www2.portlandschools.org/sites/de…


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