Student Testing Growth

Dear GVA-DC Families,
Much of the end of the school year is spent assessing students’ progress towards mastery of grade-level specific benchmarks. While state assessment (CMAS) results will not be received until the fall, other formative and summative assessment results are available now. Individual student results will be sent home prior to the end of the school year. 
For overall school results, keep reading…
iReady Growth
Following are the school-wide results on both the Reading and Math Diagnostic assessments. 
  • On the left (in blue) is the average Progress to Annual Typical Growth for GVA-DC students. 
  • The desired typical growth is 100% or 1 full-year of growth. 
  • Our K-5 students grew on average of 122% in Reading and 100% in Math! WAY TO GO!!!
  • The graphic on the right (multi-colored) shows the Current Placement Distribution for students at GVA-DC. 
  • This graph shows the percentage of students who are currently at or above grade level as well as the percentage of students below grade level. 
  • At the beginning of the year, less than half of our students were at grade level in Reading (46%). 
  • Currently, 82% of our students are at or above grade level. Additionally, the percentage of students below grade level was reduced from 54% to 17%
  • In Math, 68% of GVA-DC students are currently achieving at or above grade level as measure by iReady (up from 27% at the beginning of the year).
  •  The percentage of students below grade level in Math was reduced from 73% to 32%. 
STAMP Achievement
All GVA-DC students in grades 1-5 completed the STAMP Assessment. STAMP is designed to measure student growth in language acquisition through highly accurate scoring of speaking and writing and scaled scores for listening and reading.
The following are the average composite scores for the classes on the left as well as the highest average score for the class. 
GVA-DC provides the opportunity for students in grades 2-5 in the French Village to take the DELF Prim assessment.
  • Students that demonstrate proficiency on the DELF assessments receive DELF diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education.  
  • These diplomas are issued in more than 174 countries throughout the world and are internationally recognized.
This year, seventeen students took the DELF assessment; eight students in 2nd grade, four 3rd grade students, two 4th grade students, and two students in 5th grade. ALL of these students passed the DELF assessment and will be receiving Diplomas from the French Ministry of Education. This is the 4th year in a row that we have had a 100% pass rate on the DELF exams!!
I hope that you are proud of the work that our students have done this year. In a year that was full of challenges, our students not only survived- they THRIVED! Students grew academically (see proof above!) physically and social emotionally. 
Congratulations on a job well done!
Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA Douglas County