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DPS Students Outpace State for Seventh Year

DPS school and district leaders celebrate academic progress on this year's Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) during an event Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Manual High School complex. Above, Manual Principal Nicholas Dawkins speaks from the podium.

DPS school and district leaders celebrate academic progress on this year’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) during an event Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Manual High School complex. Above, Manual Principal Nicholas Dawkins speaks from the podium.

Students in Denver Public Schools are outpacing their classmates across Colorado in academic growth in English language arts and math, according to state test data released today (Thursday, Aug. 17), and this year’s results are the highest gains ever in literacy skills.

The results reflect sustained progress in the state’s largest school district, with DPS students growing faster academically than their Colorado classmates for the seventh straight year. This means that Denver students, who once lagged their state peers by more than 20 percentage points, have virtually closed achievement gaps with their peers.

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