Scammon School Homework
This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, ... More are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
A worrisome sign:
Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.
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Worth a deeper look:
Students at this school are making average academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.
A worrisome sign:
Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.
In 2015-2016, students in Illinois took The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered to students in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.<br><br>In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.