Most of Christina’s charter flight goes to these three schools… Wilmington Charter; Cab Calloway, and Newark Charter School.  Recently added to that is Conrad’s Charter School of Science… Most of East Side Charter and Kuumba pulls from the inner city…

So what if we added these together as one big entitity?  That would give us an idea of where scores would now be if all those students had stayed in Christina’s schools.

Data…………………………………………..Numbers of Students……………………..Proficiency Percent in just Math….

Christina District Current Total…  16255

ASPIRA    541     40.7%

DPASS     353       7.4%

East Side Charter…. 418       23.4%

Family Foundations   811     27.6%

Gateway Charter   212        4.8%

Kuumba   464       38.8%

Newark Charter   1948           84.1%

Odyessy Charter   943           69.5%

Thomas Edison  745                22.8%

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Private Charter Total….  6961

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Calloway    941   55.5%

Wilm. Charter 972   96.3%

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Red Clay charter total….  3128

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Total Charter contingent….. 10,089

In 2005 Christina had 19,406 students and in 2015:  16,255  so a loss of 3,151…. its information lists 3564 of its feeders were in charters…  So obviously not knowing which child’s score came from Christina’s instead of Red Clay’s and Brandywine’s or Colonial’s, would make it hard to make this 100% accurate… However that is not the intention of this piece.. This piece is to show what happens to public scores when you allow charters to cherry pick out and steal funds from that district….   To do that we will just see what Christina’s scores would be if all these cherry picked students came out of Christina….

So the formula to compile this would looks something like this… Since we are figuring averages, we’d add the average of Christina, then add the individual charters by the amounts of their scores… We’d then take the average of all, and come up with a new average encompassing all the students…

So Christina’s  16,255 averaged 29.2 proficiency in math on the 2014-2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment…..

That gives it a weighted figure of 16,255 X .292 which = 4746 students who tested proficient……

We will now determine the same for all charters listed above………

ASPIRA    541     40.7%   ……………………………541 X  .407  =  220

DPASS     353       7.4%   …………………………….353  X  .074 =   25

East Side Charter…. 418       23.4%……………..418  X  .234 =   98

Family Foundations   811     27.6%……………..811  X  .276  =   224

Gateway Charter   212         4.8%………………..212  X  .048  =   10

Kuumba   464       38.8%……………………………..464  X  .388   =   180

Montessorri Academy  280     41.1%…………… 280  X  .411  =   115

Newark Charter   1948           84.1%……………..1948  X .841  =  1638

Odyessy Charter   943           69.5%……………….943  X  .695  =   655

Prestige Academy   246         13.4%………………..246  X .134  =   33

Thomas Edison  745                22.8%……………….745  X .228  =   169

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Total Private Charter Proficients…………………………………………..   3147

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Calloway    941                    55.5%……………………….941  X  .555 =  522

Wilm. Charter 972               96.3%………………………972  X   .963 =  936

Conrad 1215                         55.4%………………………1215 X  .554 =  673

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Total Red Clay Charter Proficients………………………………………….. 2131

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Grand Total of all Proficients……. 2131  +  3147  +   4746    =    10,024

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Grand Total of One “Grande” Christina District (all pupils)

16,255  +  6961  +  3128    =   26,344

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With an overall proficiency percent of  10,024  /  26,344  or  38.05%

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Where would this new total stand in state average?  Statewide the Math Proficiency average right now  is 38.8%…. which means almost exactly half of Delaware’s students are above the Average Christina level of proficiency…. and almost exactly half of Delaware’s students are below the Average Christina level of proficiency…..

” If you took all those charters and reinserted those children back into Christina, Christina would not now be having low scores..”

To which some poor fool 🙂 somewhere else responded…… “Prove it. Do the math.”