Assessment and testing

Students have improved slightly in math achievement since fall 2020, but reading performance has remained stagnant after a significant drop.

After months of deliberation, a new report offers 12 recommendations for how the state’s graduation measures can improve.

District leaders say the scores on Pennsylvania exams are encouraging but that more work needs to be done.

Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.

Illinois students are starting to gain ground on learning recovery but test scores lag behind pre-pandemic levels and chronic absenteeism is still high.

Districts would have more power, and test scores would not be a factor.

Eighth graders enrolled at district schools will take the test Oct. 24 or 25. Non-district students must sign up again to take the exam Oct. 28, Oct. 29, or Nov. 5. 

Some advocates call for a larger overhaul of the system for determining who is eligible for special education.

District officials cited ongoing technical difficulties with the vendor’s testing platform. It’s not clear when students will be able to take the exam.

The district will reschedule the test for eighth-graders who couldn’t finish.

Academic screens will return for some programs in District 2 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The scores provide a first look at student proficiency under new learning standards, after state officials revamped the tests for the most recent academic year.

State test results for the city’s public schools show scores grew by 2 percentage points in math and English language arts this year.

The city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process can be daunting and stressful for families. See what advice experts offer as applications are set to open next week.

The updated guidance comes just days before the city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process kicks off on Oct. 3.

Students as a whole met goals in math but not in reading. But the district mostly missed goals in both subjects for Black and Latinx students.

School-level data from the 2023 Illinois Assessment for Readiness shows many schools have not returned to pre-pandemic levels of students meeting standards in reading and math.

Schools must replace methods of literacy instruction that use three-cueing within the next year.