--Steady increases seen in both subject areas---
( Dover, DE.) Earlier today at the monthly State Board of Education meeting, Delaware’s Department of Education ( DOE) released the results from the eighth administration of the eighth and eleventh grade science and social studies portions of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP).
In the eighth grade science 58.4% of the students tested scored at Level 3 or higher, a four percentage point increase from last year’s scores. In grade eleven, 64.9% scored at Level 3 or higher, also an increase of four percentage points from last year’s assessment. The science test measures students’ knowledge and understanding in four areas: Inquiry, Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science.
In eighth grade social studies 50.1% of students scored at level 3 or higher, which is the same result as last year’s scores. In grade eleven, 53.2% of students met or exceeded the standards, resulting in a two percentage point increase compared to last year’s scores. The social studies test measures students’ knowledge and understanding in four areas: Civics, Economics, Geography and History.
Results can be viewed on DOE’s website at: http://dstp.doe.k12.de.us/DSTPmart/default.asp.Delaware’s Department of Education is committed to promoting the highest quality education for every Delaware student by providing visionary leadership and superior service.
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite #2
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4035
Fax: (302) 739-4654
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