64 students met or exceeded Illinois state standards on last year's tests, according to a memo to the board of education written by Larry Sorensen, director of technology planning and assessments.
"In all areas, our district scores better than the state [average] in the combined 'meets or exceeds' categories," Sorensen
wrote in his
"This is the highest level of students scoring in this combined category in the past seven years," Sorensen
said in his
"Our goal is to assist principals and teachers to use ISAT data as they plan instruction," Sorensen
wrote in his
memo to the board of education."The discussion and the examination of date will continue to promote a cucle of improvement for our students and schools."
said that principals, curriculum specialists and certain teachers will anaylze ISAT data and compare it to individual student data to identify areas that need improvement.School officials personally review the results of all students who test below standards or score at the "warning" level.
Dist. 64 plans to focus its attention on at least two areas of testing that need improvement."Grade five reading needs to continue to be a target area for the district," Sorensen
, the school district sponsored a workshop for principals to learn different techniques for analyzing ISAT data.Dist.64 also shares information between schools that could help improve general curriculum standards.Sorensen
also pointed out that the ISAT is only one of many tools that Dist.64 uses in formulating student profiles, and that other types of formal and informal assessment are used as well.