Illinois School Report Cards

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    Woodridge School District 68 remains focused on our Academic Transformation Plan, and the district continues to show academic progress, recognize student success, and outperform the state in both growth and proficiency. The Illinois State Board of Education released the annual State, District, and School report cards on October 30, 2019. The 2019 Illinois Report Card kicks off the third year of Evidence-Based Funding, the second year of IL-EMPOWER, and the first year of site-based expenditure reporting.

     

    Success Indicators

    Designations describe how well an individual school is meeting the needs of all its students. Each school’s designation is based on multiple indicators that measure its progress toward our goals.

     

    Academic Indicators: 75%

    • English Language Arts Growth (25%)
    • Math Growth (25%)
    • English Language Arts Proficiency (7.5%)
    • Math Proficiency (7.5%)
    • Science Proficiency (5%)
    • English Learner Progress to Proficiency (5%)

    School Quality/Student Success Indicators: 25%

    • Chronic Absenteeism (20%)
    • Climate Survey (5%)

     

    These measures are normed across the state to an average total score of 50.

     

    Summative Designation

    The state’s support and accountability system evaluates schools based on a fuller picture of school quality, including the performance of individual student groups and measures beyond test scores. Every school’s report card includes a summative designation – a descriptor of how well the school is meeting the needs of all students.

     

    Composite scores for each school are calculated using the success indicators above. Schools then receive one of four designations:

     

    Exemplary

    • 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

    Commendable

    • 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

    Underperforming

    • Overall performance “Exemplary” or “Commendable,” but 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 four indicators

    Lowest Performing

    • In the lowest-performing 5% of Title I eligible schools statewide
    • High schools with graduation rate at or below 67%