Unquestionably true.

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Mike
4 years ago

“The percentage of students meeting or exceeding ISAT composite standards steadily rose from 23.4 percent in 2001 to 52.5 percent in 2014.” 23% to 53% in 13 years? That’s a 30% difference and 130% increase. Looking at the CPS statistics page, those figures correlate to Chicago 3rd – 8th graders combined. Those are the adjusted scores. Here are the scores that had been presented to parents, followed by the 2001 – 2012 scores that were adjusted in 2013. Year – Original – Adjusted in 2013 2001 – 38.4 – 23.4 2002 – 41.1 – 25.5 2003 – 43.0 – 26.6… Read more »

Mike
4 years ago
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Here are the exact URL’s.

http://schoolreports.cps.edu/cpsedu/schooldata/isat_district_FINAL_2001_to_2014_yrdown_Overall_wELL_NewCutScrs_20140827.xls

http://www.cps.edu/SchoolData/Pages/SchoolData.aspx > Assessment Reports > Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) – New ISBE 2014 performance level cut-scores – Overall – Citywide

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http://schoolreports.cps.edu/cpsedu/schooldata/isat_district_FINAL_2001_to_2014_yrdown_Overall_wELL_Official_20140827.xls

http://www.cps.edu/SchoolData/Pages/SchoolData.aspx > Assessment Reports > Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) – New ISBE 2014 performance level cut-scores for 2014 and the old cut-scores for prior years – Overall – Citywide

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bob
4 years ago

“But my contemporaries seem to have forgotten that when we were growing up here, playing kick the can in the streets” Wonder if he realizes that game is still being played, but instead of the streets it’s being played across all levels of government in the state. Somebody’s been out of the local scene too long.

4 years ago

Stats are a bit manipulated. The city has been losing people. The surrounding suburbs are losing people. Bob’s a good guy, but he is a hard core Democrat. One of the biggest problems the city will face is when the millennials get married have kids, and then move for schools. If things continue in this direction, they probably won’t hang in the state. Hearing that there is a lot of inventory in places like Lake Forest for sale, and the cooperative market is extremely soft.