|The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases School Report Cards that show a school’s and district’s academic performance and characteristics. This year, the state has released three ways for parents and community to review and analyze this information.
The report card in the familiar format that has been used in recent years is available for viewing and downloading from the links on the right. A new interactive online report card and an At-A-Glance version are available at www.illinoisreportcard.com and can be viewed by school from the links on the right.
All versions include new data on student academic growth. The newly designed versions include elements to reflect school climate, extracurricular activities, honors and awards that make each school unique.
|2015 School Report Cards
2015 At-A-Glance Report Cards
|Student Growth Model
The state has recognized that there is more to evaluating the success of a school and school district than a snapshot-in-time standardized test. New this year is a section called Student Academic Growth. This is designed to report school and district average growth based on student performance on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test in 2012 and 2013.
The growth model compares a student’s performance on a test at one grade level in 2012 and the next grade level in 2013.
The interactive report card available on www.illinoisreportcard.com provides links to each school’s 5Essentials Survey, which was administered statewide for the first time in March 2013. The essentials to school success are defined as ambitious instruction; effective leaders; collaborative teachers; involved families and supportive environment. There is a summary of students’ responses to each question and overall participation rates. The state will release teacher and parent response information next year.
In 2013, the Illinois Standards Achievement Test was more rigorous and a higher score was required for students to meet or exceed standards. As a result, there is a decrease in the percentage of students who meet or exceed standards in a majority of school districts across the state.
Paper copies are available upon request of the traditional School Report Card and the At-A-Glance Report Card by contacting your school or the District office at 630-766-5940.