Analysis of Christina School District’s 2003 DSTP Performance

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Department of Food and Resource Economics
This report summarizes the performance of the Christina School District (CSD) on the 2003 Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP). The 2003 test data represent the final set of results attributable to CSD’s former leadership team, which was replaced in July of 2003. The DSTP tests all public school 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th graders in three areas: reading, math and writing. Despite its adequate resources, CSD has generally lagged behind most other school districts in Delaware in student DSTP performance. There is a persistent drop-off in student performance between 3rd and 5th grades, due in part to a significant exodus of highperforming 5th grade students to non-CSD schools, and there is little or no recovery in student performance levels between the 5th and 10th grade tests. The 2003 results identify schools and curriculum areas in particular need of improvement.
This report summarizes trends and comparisons of Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP) scores for the Christina School District (CSD) versus other Delaware school districts.
Student performance, Curriculum