Last spring, Englewood Schools’ students, as well as students across the state of Colorado, took state assessments that help us measure their academic growth and achievement. In-person students in grades three, five, and seven took assessments in English language arts and in-person students in grades four, six, and eight took assessments in math as part of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS.) Students in grade nine took the PSAT 8/9, students in grade 10 took the PSAT 10 and students in grade 11 took the SAT. Per the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), our eLearning students were not required to take CMAS or PSAT/SAT and most did not, which impacted our overall participation rate.
The assessments students took in spring 2021 had expectations consistent with previous years (no testing was done in the 2020 school year.) The tests provide information about what individual students know and can do in relation to the grade-level expectations. As we know, students have not had typical learning experiences since the spring of 2020. It is important to take this year’s circumstances and other factors into account when reviewing the results of the assessments. The results are posted here.
That being said, Englewood Schools had a higher percentage of students meeting or exceeding expectations in the following grades/subjects when compared with 2018/2019:
- Grade 6 Math
- Grade 7 English language arts
- Grade 8 Math
- PSAT 9 English language arts
- PSAT 10 in both English language arts and math
We also want to highlight some of our schools for their achievements:
- Bishop had a much higher percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations in grade 4 and grade 6 math.
- Charles Hay had a higher average scale score in grade 5 English language arts.
- Cherrelyn had a much higher percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations in grade 6 math.
- Clayton had a higher percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations in grade 3 English language arts.
- EMS had a higher percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations in grade 7 English language arts.
- Englewood Leadership Academy had a higher percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations in grade 6 math and grade 7 English language arts.
We know that COVID-19 caused many learning disruptions for students all over the country and state. We are proud that last school year, we were able to have many more in-person learning days than most other districts. However, we know that this situation has affected every student and every family differently. We are proud of the work our students and staff members have put in during the past year and a half and we know we have the resources and strategies in place to continue moving every students’ learning forward through our Academic Advancement Initiative.
We are looking forward to a successful and productive school year where we will continue to build a new tradition of excellence!