Delaware Statewide Assessment Results, which were recently released, show both gains and losses across the state. The results measured English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Assessments which were given to Delaware students in grades 3 to 8.
According to the Delaware Department of Education, statewide, 54% of students scored a 3 or higher on the 4-scale Smarter Assessment in ELA. This number remains unchanged from a score of 54% in 2017.
In Mathematics, 44% of students scored at 3 or higher in 2018. This number went down slightly, from a score of 45% in 2017.
These numbers reflect statewide gains and losses. However, school districts and individual schools vary widely. A complete listing of Delaware district, charter, and school-level results is detailed here.
How do Delaware Statewide Assessment numbers affect your child?
If your school is characterized as underperforming, this may have serious negative consequences for your child. According to Education Week underperforming schools, “…often have limited resources and insufficient facilities and supplies, and are able to employ fewer well-qualified teachers than other schools do. Many low-performing schools face overcrowding and student-discipline problems.”
Individualized attention and academic success are inextricably entwined. So, it’s not surprising that “individualized attention” was cited as one of the Top 5 Reasons Parents Choose a Private School, according to a recent study. In fact a whopping 39% said individualized attention was a deciding factor when selecting a school.
And, research bears out this validity of this choice. According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Public Education:
- Smaller classes in the early grades (K-3) can boost student academic achievement;
- Minority and low-income students show even greater gains when placed in small classes in the primary grades;
- Supports, such as professional development for teachers and a rigorous curriculum, enhance the effect of reduced class size on academic achievement.
At Back to Basics Private School, we take individualized attention one big step further. Back to Basics Private School is Delaware’s ONLY Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 Private School
For some students, the tumult of a traditional classroom make learning difficult and sometimes even impossible. 1-on-1 learning distinguishes Back to Basics Private School and may be the academic solution for your child.
Back to Basics Private School in Wilmington, Delaware offers a unique school environment for students in grades K-12. The school has a focus unlike any other school in the state. With a cap of 15 students, Back to Basics Private School provides students with completely customized, 1-on-1 instruction and self-esteem building by experienced, degreed teachers.
All classes are taught 1:1, so students have the constant attention of the teacher. Children can listen and speak with more comfort than in a group situation. Each student’s unique strengths and challenges are addressed, without the distraction of other students or the teacher’s compensation for different levels in one classroom. Each student can learn at his or her own pace.
At Back to Basics Private School, we create a personalized team to tailor an integrated curriculum to the specific needs and abilities of your child. The teaching staff is dedicated to the growth and development of your child academically, socially, mentally and emotionally.