Though there was an expected drop in the number of Deerfield Public School District 109 students who meet or exceed standards on the Illinois Scholastic Aptitude test over last year, the academic performance of the students grew for the same period.
After the state upped the requirements for meeting or exceeding standards, 86 per cent of the students hit the mark, according to the Illinois Report Card website. A year ago 95 percent of the children met or exceeded the standardized test results.
“The drops were expected to be 20 percent statewide and our drop was less than 10 percent,” District Communications Director Cathy Kedjidjian said. “It’s hard to judge (this year’s test) because it is different from last year and it will be a new test next year.”
While there was a decrease in the test score performance standards, students showed an improved academic performance. They hit 109 percent of last year in both reading and math while the state average was 102 percent in reading and 101 percent in math.
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