Washington Prep Increases Algebra Proficiency and Strengthens State Test Pass Rates
Washington Preparatory High School is an urban, four-year comprehensive high school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Of its 1,900 students, approximately 36.6% are English Learners, and 89% qualify for free and reduced price meals. California Standards Tests (CST) scores measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests. When compared to both district and state averages, Washington Prep underperformed in both high school math and English language arts.
To increase the number of students passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and increase math achievement, Washington Prep purchased Revolution K12’s Algebra Readiness, Algebra I and state test prep software to be utilized in their Math and English courses during the school day.
The percent of students scoring proficient and advanced in Algebra I grew from 1% to 11%.
The percent of students scoring basic and above on the Algebra I increased from 7% to 28%.
The percent of students scoring below basic or far below basic in Algebra I decreased from 93% to 72%.
An additional 3% of students passed the CAHSEE Math (from 50% to 53%).
An additional 4% of students passed the CAHSEE ELA (from 52% to 56%).
Additionally, the percent of 10th grade students testing proficient and above in ELA rose from 21% to 24%.
The Educator Perspective
“Revolution K12 has made every effort to support our teachers and our school. They understand our complexities and always help us to strategize while focusing on continuous improvement. The Revolution K12 team supported our school in thinking strategically to solve problems and has been more of a partner than just a sales company. This made our improvement more likely!”