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19 Aspire schools awarded High Student Academic Growth by CORE Districts

CORE Districts

Congratulations to schools with High Student Academic Growth

Aspire Public Schools is proud to award 19 of our schools with CORE Districts’ High Student Academic Growth recognition. CORE’s 2019 Academic Growth Awards honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. At schools with high academic growth, students are consistently making academic gains faster than similar students at similar schools. The awards are unique because they recognize acceleration of student achievement by accounting for how much each individual student is learning over time, rather than just comparing this year’s test scores to last year’s scores.

Why recognize growth?
High academic growth is a reflection of school effectiveness. It reflects consistent work among educators to provide extraordinary classroom instruction for the students they serve.

Growth is key to understanding student progress. Growth shows the acceleration of achievement at schools by accounting for how much each student is learning from one year to the next.

Growth considers improvement in scores for each student — even if an individual student hasn’t reached academic standards set by the state.

Schools with high growth are making a strong contribution to student achievement.
Growth provides actionable data to support meaningful changes for all students.

How is growth calculated?
Growth measures progress for the same set of students from one year to the next. We used a mathematical model that compares students’ test scores while taking into
account students’ unique circumstances to calculate academic growth. We account for student demographic factors to calculate a more accurate reading of each school’s impact on student progress.

Growth compares schools by considering whether each student’s progress is less or greater than could be expected for other students who are similar and who started off at the same score the previous year.

Growth models are valid and reliable, and those that add in student circumstances are used in California’s CORE Districts as well as several other states.

Aspire Public Schools recipients:

Three Years of High Impact

  • Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy (Math)
  • Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy (ELA)
  • Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy (ELA)
  • Aspire Gateway Academy Charter (Math)
  • Aspire Inskeep Academy Charter (ELA)
  • Aspire Juanita Tate Academy Charter (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire Langston Hughes Academy (Math)
  • Aspire Pacific Academy (Math)
  • Aspire Vincent Shalvey Academy (ELA)

One Year of High Impact (17-18)

  • Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire College Academy (ELA)
  • Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire Junior Collegiate Academy (Math)
  • Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire Monarch Academy (Math)
  • Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire Triumph Technology Academy (ELA)
  • Aspire University Charter (ELA and Math)
  • Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy (ELA and Math)

Access original report: https://coredistricts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CORE_Growth1PagerFINAL.pdf