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ETHS results mixed on state test

Some groups of Evanston Township High School students showed improvement on the Prairie State achievement exam this year. But results for other groups sagged.

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The District 202 school board is scheduled to get a report on the test results tonight from the district’s research director, Judith Levinson.

She says that Hispanic, white and special education students did better this year than last. Black students gave back most of the major spike in scores that they had seen in 2008, but showed results slightly better than they had in 2007.

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Levinson says black students taking the test as juniors this year had entered high school with lower test scores than black students who entered the school the year before.

The results mean that the district has continued to fail to meet performance standards under the federal No Child Left Behind law for black and disabled students for both reading and math and for economically disadvantaged students in math.

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