D65 gets performance report


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.

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