NWEA results are in, and the news is good.

This past school year, CPS students achieved record attainment levels on math and reading, and exceeded national averages of student growth.  These results are all-time high scores for CPS, and prove that the hard work of our students, educators, and families is paying off.

More than half of CPS students are meeting or exceeding national achievement averages on this test. This year’s scores represent a jump of 13.5 percentage points in Reading and 9.5 percentage points in Math since 2013 – continuing the exceptional progress our students have made in recent years.

Besides shattering District records, these scores show CPS students outpacing their peers nationally in academic growth. This success can be traced to their own dedication, the commitment of their teachers and principals, and a record-high attendance rate of 93.4 percent in the 2015-2016 School Year.

CPS students in grades 2-8 take the Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) exam every year.  This test measures achievement in Reading and Math, and tracks academic progress from one school year through the next.

With classes set to resume on September 6, these NWEA scores create positive momentum for our school communities as we begin the new school year.  These scores set a new bar of achievement for our students, and CPS is committed to cultivating this positive trend.

You can see the full 2016 NWEA data set at www.cps.edu/schooldata.