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Analysis: 70 percent of Taft students fail annual tests

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 8, 2017

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Academic results data released recently reveals 30 percent of Taft Grade School students are considered on track for the next grade level, according to a Will County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The end-of-year tests known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, are administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards. A composite score combines the results of the subject tests.

Composite scores for Taft Grade School show about 27 percent met expectations and 3 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category passed the tests and are considered prepared for the next grade level, college or work.

Another 34 percent approached expectations, 25 percent partially met expectations and 12 percent did not meet expectations. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.

Test results at Taft Grade School, which enrolled 315 students in 2017, fell below state averages.

Statewide, 34 percent of students passed the test and 66 percent failed.

Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.

Taft Grade School's scores over 3 years

Year
Passed
Failed
2017
29.5%
70.5%
2016
35.3%
64.7%
2015
29.1%
70.9%

How Will County schools' scores compare

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Elwood C. C. School
Elwood
Will
41.2%
58.8%
Kelvin Grove Junior High School
Lockport
Will
36.2%
63.8%
Union Elementary School
Joliet
Will
32.4%
67.6%
Richland Junior High
Crest Hill
Will
31.4%
68.6%
Taft Grade School
Lockport
Will
29.5%
70.5%
Laraway Elementary School
Joliet
Will
21%
79.0%
Rockdale Elementary School
Rockdale
Will
18.4%
81.6%
Columbia Central School
Steger
Cook
17.3%
82.7%
Chaney-Monge School
Crest Hill
Will
8.5%
91.5%
Fairmont School
Lockport
Will
6.1%
93.9%

Top 20 Illinois schools' scores

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Skinner North Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
94.7%
5.3%
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Chicago
Cook
94.1%
5.9%
Thurgood Marshall School
Rockford
Winnebago
93.9%
6.1%
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
93.7%
6.3%
Iles Elementary School
Springfield
Sangamon
93.2%
6.8%
Lincoln Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
83.4%
16.6%
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Chicago
Cook
79.8%
20.2%
Lisbon Grade School
Newark
Kendall
79.2%
20.8%
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
79.1%
20.9%
Bartelso Elementary School
Bartelso
Clinton
78%
22.0%
Washington Gifted School
Peoria
Peoria
77.7%
22.3%
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth
Cook
75.1%
24.9%
Skinner Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
73.9%
26.1%
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Northfield
Cook
72.9%
27.1%
Oak Grove Elementary School
Libertyville
Lake
72.7%
27.3%
Bannockburn School
Bannockburn
Lake
71.4%
28.6%
Highlands Middle School
La Grange Highlands
Cook
70.9%
29.1%
Germantown Elementary School
Germantown
Clinton
70.9%
29.1%
STEM Magnet Academy Elementary
Chicago
Cook
70.1%
29.9%
Aviston Elementary School
Aviston
Clinton
69.9%
30.1%

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