Oak Park’s two public school districts plan to release their state standardized test scores sometime in September, according to officials from each district.
School districts in the state received their results from the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Prairie State Achievement Examination in June. The ISAT’s are given to third-through-eighth graders and the PSAE’s to high school juniors each spring. The state will release official school district report cards on Oct. 31, said Matt Vanover, a spokesperson for the Illinois State Board of Education. But school districts normally receive their raw test score data in the summer and can release their results at their own choosing before official report cards are released, Vanover said.
Chris Jasculca, a spokesperson for Oak Park Elementary School District 97, said the district is scheduled to release their results at the Sept. 27 school board meeting. Kay Foran, a spokesperson for Oak Park and River Forest High School (District 200), said she believes the high school’s results will also be released next month.
The state tests are used to determine if students meet adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Last year, four Dist. 97 schools — Holmes, Lincoln, Brooks and Julian — failed to make AYP. OPRF also did not meet the AYP requirement that year.