At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Board of Education heard an overview of 2016-17 student achievement from Dr. Thomas Edgar,
Executive Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Programs
and Dr. Laura Swanlund,
Assistant Director of Research and Systems.
Each year, the Department of Instruction evaluates student achievement according to data from several standardized tests including PARCC, MAP and Logramos (achievement test for Spanish speakers).
According to test data, District 15 students are performing above the state and national averages. Data also shows students are making academic growth over time, as measured by tracking individual student MAP scores from Grades 2 through 8.
The achievement of District 15 students who go on to attend high school in District 211 was also presented to the board. Data shows 94 percent of District 15 students graduate from high school, and 66 percent take at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This is compared to a 94 percent graduation rate and 64 percent AP course placement for non-District 15 students.
View the full student achievement report.