Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The district did not meet statewide standards in 2011-12, but Lincoln-Way schools were still high-ranking among area districts.
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Lincoln-Way School District 210 recently received its annual Illinois District Report Card. According to the report, the district is not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress statewide standards. However, neither is any other high school district in the state, according to Sun-Times Media. Adequate Yearly Progress is determined by student scores on the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE), participation rates on state assessments and graduation rates. READ: Check Out the District's Blog in Patch's Local Voices Section During the 2011-12 academic year, the number of Lincoln-Way students meeting or exceeding state standards dropped, from 72.1 percent in 2010-11 to 68.8 percent in 2011-12. The state average during both years was …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Bremen High School District 228 has some work to do to measure up to state requirements in standardized testing.
The standardized testing at the heart of the federal No Child Left Behind law has served as a virtual report card on local schools, and if Illinois schools were assigned a letter grade on those tests, most would be getting Fs. About 80 percent of Illinois schools fail to meet standards under NCLB. In February, the Illinois State Board of Education plans to seek a waiver from some of the law’s provisions now that the president has authorized states to seek exemptions if they commit to reform efforts. Specifically, the state wants an exemption from the requirement that all students must pass standardized reading and math tests by 2014. In October, the state released standardized test data. Illinois Statehouse News reported on the results: …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The school district is above state averages in a number of categories, but is technically not meeting federal standards. Patch talks with district staff about No Child Left Behind's goals that are eluding nearly all Illinois schools.
Progress can be a relative concept. One of the requirements of No Child Left Behind legislation is for each public school district to report test scores, finance data and other information that detail the district’s performance. Last week, school district report cards were released, which describe various stats from financing, to census-like school composition and test scores. But whether a school is successful based on these benchmarks depends on how the data is read. When looking at the individual pieces of Consolidated School District 230’s report, the district ranks above the state averages for ACT, Prairie State Achievement Exam and Illinois Alternate Assessment test scores in 2011. The PSAE and IAA numbers are percentages of students…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Patch takes a look at some of the assessment areas on the Summit Hill school district's report and talks to Interim Superintendent Barb Rains about them.
Just like its students, Illinois school districts are graded and assessed. And that means report cards. Summit Hill School District 161 will release its state report card online on its website later today, but Patch spoke with Interim Superintendent Barb Rains about the report and some of its assessments. Rains said she there were a lot of positives in the report, especially when it came to state testing. The percent of D161 students meeting or exceeding on all state standardized tests increased from 91 percent to 92.1 percent between the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. Those percentages are well above the state's, which were 76.4 percent and 76.5, respectively. READ: D161 Continues to Outpace State in ISAT Scores "I believe our …