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Archive for December, 2011

Thurgood Marshall Academy Ranked Tier 1 By DC PCSB

Thurgood Marshall Academy was one of three charter high schools District-wide that received a Tier 1 rating in the Public Charter School Board’s recently-released Performance Management Framework (PMF). The PMF is a new accountability tool that assesses student achievement for all charter schools. The tool uses separate report cards for elementary, middle and high school levels. School performance is determined on a 100 point scale and schools are then divided into three tiers. At the high school level, schools are assessed on student progress, student achievement metrics, gateway metrics, and leading indicators (attendance, re-enrollment rate, and 9th graders on track to graduate).

Most notable for TMA was the student progress metric, or school-wide growth model. The DC school-wide growth model is a statistical model that computes each student’s progress on the DC CAS from one grade to the next compared to students with similar prior test scores. The median growth percentile (MGP) summarizes the student growth for a school. It shows how much the students in a school are growing academically compared to similar students in other schools.

Take a look at TMA PMF Report 2011.


Students Exercise with Crossfit Program

Thurgood Marshall Academy and teacher Annie Scogin sponsored an event that introduced high-energy athletic training to students this fall. Trainers from District Crossfit gym taught TMA students a series of squats, lunges, crunches, and sprints that make up a total-body workout. Over healthy snacks, they also discussed strategies for living a healthy lifestyle. The event highlighted the school-wide goal of encouraging healthier lifestyles, for TMA students and the greater community alike. As Scogin said in The Washington Post, ““I’d never want my kids to think exercise and eating well is about being skinny or having big muscles. It’s about a lifestyle.”

Scogin plans to use elements of the Crossfit workout during track practice in the spring.

PCSB School Performance Community Meetings

The DC Public Charter School Board will host a community meeting for Wards 7 & 8 at Thurgood Marshall Academy to explain to parents and community members the school report cards that are released for each charter school. Each report card highlights the school’s academic performance for the previous school year.

Please come out to learn more about your child’s school report card.

Date: Dec. 13, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS – 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, 20020

To RSVP for this event, call (202) 328-2660 or email.