Here at RePublic Schools, we are dedicated to reimagining public education in the South. This means that we are deeply committed to ensuring our scholars make the academic growth needed to set them up to be successful in college and beyond. Before the winter break, scholars in both regions sat for important assessments. These assessments, which included the nationally regarded NWEA MAP assessment and interim assessments for each subject area, let us know how much our scholars have grown over the first semester of the school year. We leverage these assessments to help our scholars and teachers narrow their focus in late winter and spring. We are proud to share a few highlights from our winter testing.
In 2017, our network adopted the NWEA MAP assessment as our primary test for our scholars. The MAP test, which is taken by students across the country, produces accurate, reliable data that reveals the precise learning level of every student, regardless of the student’s ability or grade level. MAP identifies areas of strength and opportunity, as well as overall performance. We use MAP data to gain insights into college readiness and independent academic growth. It also helps us compare how our scholars are performing alongside students across the nation.
- All schools grew from last year’s winter MAP assessment in math and six out of seven grew in reading.
- In reading, we’ve increased the number of students who are on or above grade level in reading by 7 percent since adopting MAP testing as our primary test in 2017. This means 190 more scholars will be able to successfully engage with on grade-level content than at this point last year.
- In math, we’ve increased the number of students who are on or above grade level by 13 percent since we began MAP testing in 2017. This means 356 more scholars will be able to successfully engage in grade-level math content than at this point last year.
We saw successes across all three of our schools in Jackson.
- At Reimagine Prep, we saw an almost 8 percent increase in the number of our scholars who scored on or above grade level in math since last year, meaning about 42 more scholars are on or above grade level.
Both Smilow Collegiate and Smilow Prep saw an 8 percent increase in the number of scholars on or above grade level in reading since last winter.
We also saw these successes in our Nashville schools.
- Since 2017, Liberty Collegiate Academy, who was named a Reward School by the state of Tennessee, increased the percentage of scholars on or above grade level in math by 10 percent. Meaning 42 more scholars are now on grade level.
- Nashville Academy of Computer Science increased the number of scholars on or above grade level in math by 11 percent since 2017.
- Nashville Prep have increased the number of scholars on or above grade level in math by 19 percent.
- At RePublic High School, our history scholars had impressive interim results. Our interim closely aligns to the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam. Based upon the interim results, three out of four of our scholars would score on track or mastered, a three on the exam, if they took it today.