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Statewide test results: 72 percent of Taft failed English language arts

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 8, 2017

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About 28 percent of Taft Grade School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2017 and nearly three quarters of students failed, according to a Will County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards.

According to Taft Grade School English language scores, about 26 percent met expectations and 3 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category are considered to be most ready to move on to the next level and are most prepared for college or work.

Another 30 percent approached expectations, while 29 percent partially met expectations and 13 percent did not meet them. 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, 37 percent of students passed the test and 63 percent failed.

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

Taft Grade School's English language arts scores over 3 years

Year
Passed
Failed
2017
28.3%
71.7%
2016
34.2%
65.8%
2015
32%
68.0%

How Will County schools' English language arts scores compare

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Kelvin Grove Junior High School
Lockport
Will
43.5%
56.5%
Elwood C. C. School
Elwood
Will
43.3%
56.7%
Richland Junior High
Crest Hill
Will
40.1%
59.9%
Union Elementary School
Joliet
Will
32.4%
67.6%
Taft Grade School
Lockport
Will
28.3%
71.7%
Laraway Elementary School
Joliet
Will
28%
72.0%
Rockdale Elementary School
Rockdale
Will
22.5%
77.5%
Columbia Central School
Steger
Cook
20.5%
79.5%
Chaney-Monge School
Crest Hill
Will
11.7%
88.3%
Fairmont School
Lockport
Will
8.1%
91.9%

Top 20 Illinois schools' English language arts scores

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Thurgood Marshall School
Rockford
Winnebago
95.3%
4.7%
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
94.6%
5.4%
Iles Elementary School
Springfield
Sangamon
94.5%
5.5%
Skinner North Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
94.5%
5.5%
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Chicago
Cook
92.6%
7.4%
Lincoln Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
88.2%
11.8%
Lisbon Grade School
Newark
Kendall
86.1%
13.9%
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Chicago
Cook
80%
20.0%
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
79.7%
20.3%
Bartelso Elementary School
Bartelso
Clinton
79%
21.0%
Bannockburn School
Bannockburn
Lake
78.7%
21.3%
Willowbrook Middle School
South Beloit
Winnebago
78%
22.0%
Highlands Middle School
La Grange Highlands
Cook
77.7%
22.3%
Skinner Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
77.3%
22.7%
Oak Grove Elementary School
Libertyville
Lake
77%
23.0%
Edgebrook Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
76.3%
23.7%
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth
Cook
75.8%
24.2%
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Northfield
Cook
74.3%
25.7%
Aviston Elementary School
Aviston
Clinton
73.6%
26.4%
Tri-Valley Middle School
Downs
McLean
73.1%
26.9%

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