The Kauffman School is committed to transparency in reporting on the academic progress of its students – we will "show that we know." The results reported here reflect scores from students enrolled at the school when end-of-year testing was administered.
Eighth-grade students at the Kauffman School—known as the Class of 2023 for the year they will graduate from college—exceeded expectations for testing.
- In communication arts, 80 percent scored proficient.
- In math, 81 percent scored proficient, and in science, 76 percent of Kauffman School eighth graders were proficient.
Missouri eighth graders as a whole were 58 percent, 28 percent and 49 percent proficient in communication arts, math and science, respectively.
Their achievements come after only four years at the Kauffman School, where they arrived, on average, three years behind grade level.
2015 MO-MAP Results
- Communication Arts – 80% of Kauffman School students in our founding class (Class of 2023) scored proficient or advanced. The state average is 58%; the Kansas City Public Schools’ average is 25%.
- Mathematics – 81% of Kauffman School students in our founding class (Class of 2023) scored proficient or advanced. The state average is 28%; the Kansas City Public Schools’ average is 5%.
- Science– 76% of Kauffman School students in our founding class (Class of 2023) scored proficient or advanced. The state average is 49%; the Kansas City Public Schools’ average is 14%.
2015 NWEA-MAP Results
- Reading – Kauffman School students averaged 1.7 grade levels of growth.
- Math – Kauffman School students averaged 1.9 grade levels of growth.
- Science – Kauffman School students averaged 2.0 grade levels of growth.
2015 STEP Literacy Results
Kauffman School students grew an average of 1.53 grade levels in reading ability.
How the Kauffman School Measures Student Performance
The Kauffman School measures academic performance using three key assessments:
The Missouri Assessment Program (MO-MAP)
Required state assessment administered by all district and charter public schools in the state.
The Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA-MAP)
Nationally norm-referenced, growth-measured exams administered at the beginning and end of each school year – used to assess student academic growth over the course of a single school year.
Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress (STEP) Literacy Program
Literacy development program and assessment tool designed to target individual student literacy needs, develop skills, and track literacy growth over time.