The District 65 School Board adopted a full inclusion model in 2009. As time went on, though, in recognition that the District was required to provide a continuum of services and options to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities, the District began to offer more options in specialized settings. On Nov. 30, 2009, […]
Only about 30% of Black and Latinx students are entering ETHS proficient in reading.
Eighth-graders must meet MAP’s college ready scores in reading to be deemed “proficient” in literacy when they enter ETHS.
At their Jan. 13 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2019 Accountability and Achievement Report, which was presented to the Board that evening. One section of the report – a qualitative section – celebrated accomplishments of students, educators and principals and contributions by the community. The RoundTable reported on that section of […]
Significantly higher percentages of White students met at least two indicators of college readiness than Black and Latinx students in 2019.
One goal of the District 65 School Board is to increase the percentage of its students who meet benchmarks that indicate a student is on track to college and career readiness. The benchmarks were identified by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) for the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in a 2015 study “MAP College […]
Evanston’s first African American residents arrived in the 1850s, and by 1880 there were approximately 125 African Americans in Evanston. The number grew to 737 in 1900. At that time, many of the African Americans in Evanston worked in domestic and personal service. With the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to […]
The drop in the percentage of White, Black and Latinx students meeting college readiness benchmarks over time is significant.
Foster School, virtually an all-Black school in 1966, was closed as a neighborhood school in 1967 as part of the District’s desegregation plan, and it was closed altogether in 1979. As time passed, many in the community have recognized that these actions put the burden of busing to achieve integration primarily on Black students and […]
Cognitive-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, higher-order thinking, and deep learning are viewed by many as more important in education today than ever before. Yet, there are wide disparities in the relative attainment of these skills between racial and socio-economic groups. School District 65’s recent Achievement Report presented to the School Board on Jan. 28, reflects wide […]