Standardized Test Scores Analysis Summary

Standardized Test Scores Analysis Summary

Standardized Test Scores Analysis Summary

Focus: Grade Level Equivalency

When analyzed according to grade level equivalence (GE), the students from Academy for Ideal Education enter the school below grade level at a range of 0.5 to 2.5 years behind current grade level. However test score data shows an average growth of 1.1 grade levels per year for the total school population (including Special Needs students) and 1.5 grade levels per year amongst general education students. There is an average yearly growth or individual progress of 25.5% per student per year (including special needs students) and 31.5% per student per year amongst general education students. This is over 3 times, the expected yearly progress of students (approximately 10%) according to the Federal mandate set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act. Overall, the average yearly growth of student ranges from 1 to 2 grade levels per school year, which is significantly higher than DCPS students whose average yearly grade level progress, is in the range of 0.5 to 0.8 grade levels per year.


Always Relevant


The Academy for Ideal Education (AIE) implements a program with high academic standards and a unique academic support program that is designed to produce the “Ideal” student. Ideal “Excelearn” techniques enable students to achieve at levels appropriate to their abilities.


The academic support strategies include stress management, behavior modification, building self-esteem and a parent support program. The Ideal curriculum is based the District of Columbia’s academic standards as minimum goals and the national standards as our point of reference.


At The Academy for Ideal Education, students become life-long learners. Our academic program instills the knowledge they will need to excel at their chosen profession.


Our classes achieve excellence because we employ a wide repertoire of teaching and learning strategies, and students are actively involved in the learning process. Our stimulating classes draw upon students’ strengths and encourage them to push themselves to the outer limits of their abilities.


Voluntary extracurricular activities enable students to apply the material they learn in class to a real-life situation. Teachers provide ideas and motivate students to take the initiative. In this way, students exercise their creativity and learn to set goals for themselves.

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