Oak Park and River Forest High School did not meet state standards on this year’s Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) given to juniors in April.

OPRF did not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2007 and 2008. It did make AYP overall as a school last year but not for some subgroups in reading and math. Some subgroups this year also did not meet or exceed standards. Black, low-income students and multiracial students did not meet standards in reading; low-income students did make AYP in math. OPRF also made AYP in 2006 but not in ’05.

After not making AYP in 2008, the high school, under the federal No Child Left Behind law, was required to submit a restructuring plan to the state. Approved in June 2009 by the District 200 Board of Education, that plan, which called for such things as increased interventions for students needing help in reading and math, was implemented in fall 2009.

-Terry Dean

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