CHARLES CITY, IOWA — Charles City Community School District students made notable gains in the areas of English language arts and science on the spring 2021 Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP).
Iowa public school students in grades 3-11 take the assessment each year. The ISASP was not administered in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Charles City students across nearly all grade levels significantly improved their scores over the 2019 assessment in English language arts. In fact, 96% of middle school students and 95% of high school students demonstrated growth in ELA.
As a district, Charles City’s scores in English language arts improved by 7.7% when comparing grade levels.
In math, 93% of middle school and 90% of high school students improved their scores from two years ago. And, middle school students improved by about 20% in science.
“As an organization, we have been intentional in our steadfast focus on teaching, learning and student achievement,” said Mike Fisher, Superintendent. “We are pleased to see these efforts pay off through these improved test scores. Our district continues to realize growth when it comes to embracing our vision of creating compassionate competent problem solvers in our students.”
The Charles City Community School District’s strategic plan features robust tactics to continue growth around the district’s focus area of engagement. This includes focus on teacher collaboration, alignment to standards and career pathways that leverage learning outside of the classroom.