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Statewide test results: 40 percent of Cass Junior failed English language arts

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 11, 2017

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About 60 percent of Cass Junior High School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2017 and 40 percent of students failed, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

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.

According to Cass Junior High School English language scores, about 47 percent met expectations and 14 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category are considered to be most ready to move on to the next level and are most prepared for college or work.

Another 25 percent approached expectations, while 11 percent partially met expectations and 4 percent did not meet them. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.

Test results at Cass Junior High School, which enrolled 289 students in 2017, surpassed state averages.

Statewide, 37 percent of students passed the test and 63 percent failed.

Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.

Cass Junior High School's English language arts scores over 3 years

Year
Passed
Failed
2017
60.2%
39.8%
2016
55.2%
44.8%
2015
66.5%
33.5%

How DuPage County schools' English language arts scores compare

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Washington Junior High School
Naperville
Dupage
67.7%
32.3%
Gower Middle School
Burr Ridge
Dupage
63.8%
36.2%
Cass Junior High School
Darien
Dupage
60.2%
39.8%
Benjamin Middle School
West Chicago
Dupage
54.8%
45.2%
John E. Albright Middle School
Villa Park
Dupage
46.4%
53.6%
Burr Ridge Middle School
Burr Ridge
Dupage
21.6%
78.4%
Brown W. Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
12.5%
87.5%

Top 20 Illinois schools' English language arts scores

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Thurgood Marshall School
Rockford
Winnebago
95.3%
4.7%
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
94.6%
5.4%
Iles Elementary School
Springfield
Sangamon
94.5%
5.5%
Skinner North Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
94.5%
5.5%
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Chicago
Cook
92.6%
7.4%
Lincoln Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
88.2%
11.8%
Lisbon Grade School
Newark
Kendall
86.1%
13.9%
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Chicago
Cook
80%
20.0%
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Chicago
Cook
79.7%
20.3%
Bartelso Elementary School
Bartelso
Clinton
79%
21.0%
Bannockburn School
Bannockburn
Lake
78.7%
21.3%
Willowbrook Middle School
South Beloit
Winnebago
78%
22.0%
Highlands Middle School
La Grange Highlands
Cook
77.7%
22.3%
Skinner Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
77.3%
22.7%
Oak Grove Elementary School
Libertyville
Lake
77%
23.0%
Edgebrook Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
76.3%
23.7%
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth
Cook
75.8%
24.2%
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Northfield
Cook
74.3%
25.7%
Aviston Elementary School
Aviston
Clinton
73.6%
26.4%
Tri-Valley Middle School
Downs
McLean
73.1%
26.9%

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