Search 2014 TCAP Status Database

The three-year run of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests has ended with 2014 statewide student proficiency levels little changed from when the test was introduced.

Results from tests given in spring 2014 in grades three through 10 showed 68.9 percent of the state’s students were reading at proficient or advanced levels. Some 56.4 percent were proficient or above in math, and 54.3 percent of students were proficient or above in writing.

The state’s overall results from this year were within one percentage point of last year’s numbers in all three subject areas.
At the state level, no grade moved more than 3 percent from last year. With a few exceptions, almost every grade level declined in almost all subject areas. Those exceptions were slight increases in fifth and seventh grade reading, 3rd and 8th grade writing and 8th and 9th grade math.

Read more on the state-level results here.

Search tips

  • You must search first by district or click Statewide Results to see how Colorado did, overall.
  • You need not click an item in each box to complete a search. Clicking on Denver and then on Abraham Lincoln High School, for example, will bring up results for all grades and subjects for the school.
  • Want to compare a school or district to the statewide average? Select Districtwide Results in the school name box.
  • To rank search results, click on a column heading. For example, if you’re looking at several schools and want to easily see which had the highest proficiency rate in 2014, click on the column heading “% Proficient and Advanced 2014.” Click once and it sorts lowest to highest – click twice to see highest to lowest.
  • You can filter the results by school name, subject and grade level.

Data notes

  • Only schools with at least 16 students receiving TCAP scores are included; the state withholds data for fewer students to protect their privacy. If you cannot find a school or you see zeros in your school’s history, that typically means not enough students took the exams that year to disclose results. It may also mean the school is new and did not have students in that particular grade that year.
  • Results of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program come in four levels — “unsatisfactory” is the lowest level, then “partially proficient,” followed by “proficient” and then “advanced,” the highest level. Typically, a student scoring proficient or advanced is considered to be performing at or above grade level.
  • Results of the Spanish-language exams, Lectura and Escritura, are not included in the database but are available here. They are given in grades 3 and 4 only.
  • Poverty rate refers to the number of students in a school or district who are eligible for federal meal assistance. It is a widely used indicator of student poverty.

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