Illinois School Report Cards Released

On Wednesday, October 31, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the 2018 Illinois Report Cards. District and individual school report card information can be found on District 20’s new Story Dashboard.

“I believe the new state accountability system will help us have a better picture of how our schools are doing by looking at a number of variables based on student growth,” stated District 20 Superintendent Dr. Omar Castillo. “For years district leaders have been asking for change with the state system to focus more on student needs and growth.  It looks like the state has listened and will be providing professional development and financial support to districts.”

In an effort to communicate our full story, our District Administrative Team created a google site to help share the Keeneyville story. While school report cards are located here, the site also provides a larger picture of the ongoing commitment of our staff and students to achieve academic success.

Annually, ISBE publishes state-wide, district and school report cards which includes data on assessment, student demographics, instructional setting, district staffing and finance. The district and school report cards feature data from the 2017 – 2018 school year with scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test which took place in District 20 in the spring of 2018.

With the release of the school report cards, ISBE is also launching a new support and accountability system for all schools. Each public school in Illinois has received one of four designations: Exemplary School, Commendable School, Underperforming School and Lowest-Performing School. See chart below for details.

School Designations

Exemplary

Commendable

Underperforming

Lowest-Performing

  • Performance in the top 10% of all schools
  • High schools with graduation rate higher than 67%
  • No underperforming student groups at or below the “all students” group in the lowest-performing 5% of all schools
  • Eligible to apply to serve as an IL-EMPOWER Learning Partner
  • Performance not in the top 10% of all schools
  • High schools with graduation rate higher than 67%
  • No underperforming student groups at or below the “all students” group in the lowest-performing 5% of all schools
  • Eligible to apply to serve as an IL-EMPOWER Learning Partner
  • One or more student groups underperforming at or below the “all students” group in the lowest-performing 5% of all schools; groups must have at least 20 students in at least three indicators
  • Completes a Work Plan for School Improvement and provided targeted support through IL-EMPOWER process
  • In the lowest-performing 5% of Title I eligible schools statewide
  • High schools with graduation rate at or below 67%
  • Completes a Work Plan for School Improvement and provided comprehensive support through IL-EMPOWER process

 

In District 20, Waterbury Elementary School received a final designation of a Commendable School (no underperforming student groups) and Greenbrook Elementary School and Spring Wood Middle School received a designation of Underperforming Schools. (One or more student groups performing at or below the “all students” group in the lowest performing 5% of schools statewide). Please note that Underperforming is based on the performance of sub groups of students and does not represent all students’ progress or achievement.

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