Colorado students take end of grade assessments in third through tenth grade. Those students who scored in the proficient or advanced categories of the TCAP/CSAP are considered “at or above grade level”. The achievement gap is the percentage point difference between students in foster care who were at or above grade level and the state as a whole.
Achievement gap data are presented first by school level to provide an overview of how students in foster care performed compared to the state as a whole. Next, the data are organized by subject (reading, writing, math), and the achievement gaps are reported at each grade level. This close up view provides insight into grade levels where gaps widen. In addition to the text provided on the screen, information related to the data can be found by hovering your cursor over different aspects of each visualization.