DURHAM – Hard work, dedication, prayer.
That’s how Jason Jowers, head of school at Global Scholars Academy, a Durham charter school, described the effort that netted a 17- percentage point gain on end-of-grade tests at the K-8 school on Dowd Street.
Global Scholars’ students increased the school’s proficiency score from 36 percent on the 2015-16 test to a 52.8 percent passing rate on the most recent round of state tests.
They also improved the letter grade the school received from the state from “D” to “C.”
“That was unacceptable,” Jowers said of the 36 percent proficiency rating and the “D” letter grade the school received last year.
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