Student Outcomes

Report Cards

In 2010 (78% response rate), and again in 2015 (74% responded), CDS staff conducted a survey of the previous five years’ graduates in order to see how they fared in their subsequent academic settings. Reporting graduates, in grades 7 – 12, sent report cards at the time of the request.

An analysis of all comments listed on report cards revealed the following data.

 Teachers in subsequent schools used the following words to describe CDS students on their report cards:

There were 100 positive comments about character.

Active participator (6)

Attentive/pays attention (1)

Confident (3)

Conscientious (5)

Consistent (3)

Constructive (1)

Contributes (1)

Cooperative (2)

Creative (1)

Earnest (1)

Effort (7)

Engaged (2)

Enjoyable/joy to have (3)

Excellent (12)

Focused (1)

Hard work (3)

Leader (2)

Outstanding (3)

Pleasure (14)

Positive attitude (2)

Prepared (5)

Reliable (1)

Respectful (3)

Responsible (5)

Self-motivated (1)

Thoughtful (2)

Work of high quality (2)

Works hard/dedicated (7)

Works well with others (1)

An analysis of all grades on report cards (2010 and 2015 combined) revealed that 94% of the grades received were an A or a B.

142 Scores of A+, A, A-

59 Scores of B+, B, B-

10 Scores of C, C-

2 Scores below C

The following data is only from the 2015 survey.

12 honors classes

10 AP classes

7 IB (International Baccalaureate) classes

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