DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS)
This annual assessment measures students’ knowledge and skills in the Common Core State Standards in reading and math. It is taken by students in grades 2-10 and is administered in the spring.
Additional Testing Areas
- Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 also take the composition test.
- Students in grades 5 and 8 also take the science test.
- Students in grades 9-12 who take biology (during the school year) take the biology test.
- Students in grades 5, 8 and high school take the health test.
Management and Administration
Percentage of DCPS students who scored proficient or advanced on DC CAS
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
This chart shows how students are doing according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a different test that is taken nationally and allows us to compare students in DC with students in each state. One thing to remember in comparing DC to other states, is that we are not a state but rather an urban district, so comparisons to states may be misleading.
DCPS students who scored proficient or above on NAEP
|4th Grade Reading
|8th Grade Reading
|4th Grade Math
|8th Grade Math
Most colleges across the country consider a student’s performance on the SAT as part of the application for admission. Here is how our students who took the test have done.
|Average Total SAT Scores
|Average SAT Reading Scores
|Average SAT Math Scores
|Average SAT Writing Scores