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 […]
One guideline adopted by the District 65 School Board in 2017, after the approval of a referendum that provided an additional $14.5 million in property tax revenues into the District each year, was that there would be one full-time-equivalent reading specialist at each elementary school. Scarcely four years later, there will be no Reading Specialists […]
In January 2014, the School Boards of Districts 65 and 202 adopted a Joint Literacy Goal. The goal states: “District 65 and District 202 will ensure that all students are proficient readers and college and career ready by the time they reach 12th grade.” How to define “proficiency” and to measure progress in meeting the […]
White students at School District 65 are scoring, on average, 3.84 grade levels above the national average. Hispanic students are scoring at about the national average, and Black students are scoring 0.85 grade levels below the national average. But, District 65 Hispanic students and Black students, on average, are learning at a faster pace than […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eighth-graders must meet MAP’s college ready scores in reading to be deemed “proficient” in literacy when they enter ETHS.
Only about 30% of Black and Latinx students are entering ETHS proficient in reading.