I was actually rather surprised to see that significantly larger percentages of regular DC public school students ‘passed’ the PARCC in both math and in reading than did DC charter school students.
If you don’t believe me, look for yourself at the OSSE press release.
What it says is that in the DC charter schools, 23% of the students ‘passed’ (got a 4 or a 5) on the English portion, whereas in the regular DC public schools, 27% ‘passed’.
And in math, they claim that only 7% of the charter school students ‘passed’, but 12% of the regular DC public school students passed.
Are you surprised, too?