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Statewide test results: white students score 26.9 points higher at Bednarcik Junior High School

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 30, 2018


At Bednarcik Junior High School, a 26.9-point achievement gap persisted between white and black students in 2017, according to end-of-year assessments reported in the latest Illinois schools report card. The achievement gap shows an 8.4-point improvement in scores between white and black students. Of the 719 students enrolled in 2017, 55.6 percent were white or about 400 students.

The achievement gap measures how one group of students academically outperforms another. The Illinois State Board of Education collects data on the persistent gap between groups by race and ethnicity, income level and gender.

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. A composite score combines the results of the subject tests.

According to Bednarcik Junior High School composite scores for 2017, 54.9 percent of white students passed the tests. Meanwhile, 27.9 percent of black students passed.

Students who passed either met or exceeded expectations and are considered prepared for the next grade level, college or work. Students who failed either partially met, approached or did not meet expectations.

The achievement gap is smaller for English language arts scores and larger for math scores.

There is a 27.0-point gap between white and black students English language arts scores in 2017 a 9.2 point improvement since 2016. In 2017, 59.0 percent of white students passed the reading subject test. Meanwhile, 32.0 percent of black students passed.

There was a 30.6-point gap between white and black student math scores in 2017: 56.2 percent of white students passed while 25.7 percent of black students passed.

Bednarcik Junior High School's white x black achievement gap over 3 years

Year
Composite
English language arts
Math
2017
26.9%
27.0%
30.6%
2016
18.6%
17.8%
20.8%
2015
17.3%
14.8%
19.7%

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