New School Closing Criteria [updated]

I had heard that the school closing criteria for next year were different from previous years.

But this three-page powerpoint presentation doesn't seem all that different from in past years.

The cut scores are higher, sure, but there's nothing about consulting with the community that I can see. Powerpoint here.

UPDATE: See email describing the criteria attached below.


The criteria for elementary schools are:

1. 2008 ISAT Composite

Score. According to the

school's 2007-2008 Illinois Standards Achievement Test Composite

Score, fewer

than 50 percent

of the students at the school met or exceeded state

standards and

fewer than 5 percent of the students at the school

exceeded state standards.

2.2008 ISAT Scores in Reading, Mathematics and

Science. According to the

school's 2007-2008 ISAT scores, fewer than 50

percent of the students

at the school met or exceeded state standards in

reading, mathematics, and science.

3. Three-Year Average

ISAT Composite Score. From the

2005-2006 school year through the 2007-2008 school year,

on average

fewer than 50 percent

of the students at the school met or exceeded state

standards on the

ISAT Composite, and on average fewer than 5 percent of

the students at the

school exceeded state standards on the ISAT

Composite.

4. Three-Year Average

ISAT Scores in Reading,

Mathematics, and Science. From the 2005-2006

school year through 2007-2008

school year, on

average fewer than 50 percent of the students met or

exceeded state standards on ISAT reading,

mathematics, and science.

The criteria for high schools are:

1. 2008 PSAE Composite

Score. According to the

school's 2007-2008 Prairie State Achievement

Examination Composite Score,

fewer than 10 percent

of the students at the school met or exceeded state

standards and fewer than 5 percent of the students at

the school

exceeded state standards.

2. 2008 PSAE Scores in Reading, Mathematics, and

Science. According to the school's 2007-2008

PSAE scores, fewer

than 10 percent of the

students at the school met or exceeded state

standards in reading, mathematics, and science.

3. Three-Year Average ACT

Scores in Reading,

Mathematics and Science. From the 2005-2006 to

the 2007-2008 school year,

the school's three-year average ACT reading,

mathematics, and science

scores were less

than 16.

4. Three-Year Average WorkKeys Scores in Reading and

Mathematics. From the 2005-2006 school

year through the 2007-2008 school

year, on average fewer than 25 percent of the students at the

school scored

5

or better on the WorkKeys assessment in reading and mathematics.

5. Student Gains in Reading and Mathematics.

In

reading and mathematics, fewer than 50 percent

of students at the

school madeexpected gains from the EXPLORE to

the PLAN or the PLAN to

the ACT.

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