River Forest school board looks at ISAT results

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

The results of last school year's Illinois Standard Achievement Test, or ISAT, show that 96 percent of River Forest students met or exceeded state standards — 1 percent more than the previous year's numbers and 14 percent more than the stage average.

The ISAT data for each grade level at the three District 90 schools was presented at a school board meeting, Oct. 2. The test is given to students in grades 3-8 and administrators said results are on par with scores from previous years.

According to the 2012 Illinois School Report Card, 97.5 percent of students met or exceeded the state standards during the 2011-12 school year at Lincoln, up from 97.4 percent the previous year. About 94.4 percent of students taking the test at Willard did the same, down from 94.5 percent in 2010-11. At Roosevelt, the data showed that 95.9 percent met or exceeded the standards, up from 95.5 percent the year before.

Administrators at the meeting also looked at graphs showing the reading and math results of the last four school years and how many students in each grade at each school exceeded standards, met them, fell below them or had an academic warning. The three principals said they have already been working on targeting the students who fell below standards.

"We know them well," said Martha Ryan-Toye, director of student services, adding that the district is spending resources and time to move them along.

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tyleffler from oak park  

Posted: October 16th, 2012 8:12 PM

This is outstanding, but its really unfortunate that these children are going to be sent to OPRF...A school that can't even get its students to meet the Illinois standard average for the PSAE test.

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