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District 65 2020 Achievement Report: More Limited in Scope, But Same Trends

At their April 12 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2020 Accountability and Achievement Report. Due to limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report provides more limited data: the percentage of students meeting the 50th percentile on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test given in the winter of the 2019-20 […]

Posted inReports & Analyses

School District 65’s Scores on 5 Essentials Survey Are ‘Discouraging’

The results of the annual 5Essentials survey show that in the 2019-2020 school year, School District 65 scored lower in each of the five areas deemed critical for school success than it did in the prior school year. The District scored in the “Less Implementation” range in two areas:  Effective Leaders and Collaborative Teachers. It […]

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Another Round of Disappointment in the ETHS Student Achievement Report

Like the School Report Card produced by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Student Achievement Report compiled by Evanston Township High School administrators lacked certain information about student learning in 2019-20. While most schools, including ETHS, had prepared for “e-learning days” – which would likely occur because of foul weather – no district was […]

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District 65 Administrators Give Updates on Remote Learning

With District 65 schools settled in for remote learning until at least mid-November, District 65 administrators on Sept. 14 presented their plan to support and monitor student learning in the current school year. The rapid switch to remote instruction last spring left some academic and other gaps in student achievement, and the administrators described what […]

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School District 65 Administrators Report on Progress Made on the Seven Priorities for the 2019-20 School Year

At the District 65 School Board meeting on May 18, District 65 administrators provided the Board with a memo and short oral presentations on the progress made in implementing the District’s seven priorities for the 2019-20 school year. The priorities were adopted in June 2019. The memo, signed onto by the top 11 administrators in […]