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School District 65 2019 Achievement Report: Big Drop in Students Who Are Kindergarten Ready, No Gains in College Readiness

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 […]

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School District 65 Achievement Report Celebrates Accomplishments of Students, Educators, Principals and the Community

School District 65’s 2019 Achievement and Accountability Report, presented to the School Board on Jan. 13, contains a new section that highlights achievements and accomplishments of students, educators, principals, and community members. The new section, which is distinct from the section reporting results on standardized tests, was included in response to a request by School […]

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NWEA’s Expected Growth Targets Are Not Aligned With the Growth Students Need to Be on Track to College Readiness by 8th Grade

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 […]

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District 65 Administrators Provide Update on the Seven Priorities For This School Year

This school year, School District 65 is focusing on  implementing seven priorities  that were developed by top administrators of the District and first presented to the School Board on June 10, 2019. The priorities focus everyone’s work on “racial and educational equity, academic growth, and the social and emotional well-being of every child,” Phil Ehrhardt, […]

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D65 5Essential Survey Results Show Improvement in Three Categories, But Declines in Two, Including Ambitious Instruction

Results of an annual 5Essentials survey show that in the 2018-19 school year, School District 65 advanced in three of the five areas deemed critical for school success, but declined in Ambitious Instruction and Collaborative Teachers. The District scored in the “average implementation” range for each of the five areas deemed essential for school success. […]

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School District 65 Prioritizes Improving Outcomes of Black and Latinx Students

School District 65 administrators presented a plan to the School Board on June 10 that will place a major focus on improving teaching and learning in the 2019-2020 school year, especially for Black and Latinx students. As part of the prioritization process, the District has “stepped back from work that does not directly impact our […]