If you like slide-show presentations, you should love tonight’s District 65 School Board meeting, which features a 73-slide presentation on student performance on standardized tests.

One interesting item from the blizzard of data — nearly all the students in the district who aren’t poor or learning disabled or limited English speakers are meeting state standards.


If you like slide-show presentations, you should love tonight’s District 65 School Board meeting, which features a 73-slide presentation on student performance on standardized tests.

One interesting item from the blizzard of data — nearly all the students in the district who aren’t poor or learning disabled or limited English speakers are meeting state standards.

In math that’s true for 99.6 percent of whites and 94.6 percent of blacks. In reading it’s true for 98.9 percent of whites and 91.7 percent of blacks.

The school board meeting will be cablecast live tonight on Comcast Channel 19 in Evanston.

The slide show and other presentation information is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. But more students are poor
    Also buried in the data is that although the number of children being served is smaller than 2002, more of them are poor. It seems as though the percentage of kids in district 65 is trending upward, although these figures would be interesting to pick apart.

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