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School Districts 65 and 202 Discuss College and Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards

The District 65 and 202 School Boards discussed college and career readiness and the new Common Core State Standards at a joint meeting on Jan. 10. Illinois, together with 42 other states, adopted the Common Core Standards last year as a vehicle to move more students toward college and career readiness. “College and career readiness […]

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D65 and 202: The Quagmire of Different Tests and Results

School District 65 administrators said at a School Board meeting on Nov. 5, 2007 that District 65 has made substantial gains on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) and that those gains erode at Evanston Township High School by the time eleventh-graders take the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). Paul Brinson, director of information services for […]

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D65 and 202 School Boards Focus on Differentiated Instruction

The School Boards of Districts 65 and 202 held a joint meeting on Jan. 12 at Evanston Township High School to discuss collaboration on differentiated instruction, bilingual programs and instruction, special education transitions and a joint mathematics initiative. A substantial part of the meeting focused on differentiated instruction, which “is central to the work of […]