Evanston’s elementary school board gets a report tonight showing seven of 15 district schools made adequate yearly progress on federally mandated tests.

The schools that met the standards are Dawes, Dewey, Lincoln, Orrington and Walker elementary schools and the Bessie Rhodes and King Lab magnet schools.

All the other schools failed to show adequate yearly progress for some demographic groups on either reading or math or both. The full Accountability and Achievement report is available online.

The report shows that black and Hispanic students in District 65, who reached a milestone a year ago by scoring as well as the average student of any race across the state, though not as well as white students in the district, generally slipped in their performance last year.

The board is also expected to hear more tonight about a teacher evaluation plan developed by the school administration that drew heated objections from teachers at the board’s last meeting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. We need new leadership at D65 and Lincolnwood

    Why in the world did Lincolnwood fail to show adequate yearly progress?  This is unacceptable!

    Dewey, Lincoln and Walker got additions to their schools. Lincolnwood did not though the school has seen high enrollment the past four years. The district's leadership ignored the high enrollment at Lincolnwood probably hoping to get the new school referendum passed.

    Lincolnwood houses the district's students with behavioral problems and mainstreams them into regular classrooms.

    We need new leadership at D65 and Lincolnwood!

  2. Walker did not get an addition to their school

    RE: Walker elementary.  Work was done to the front office to create a secure entrance.  No additions were made.

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