Illinois grade school test scores plunge this year

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The push to toughen state exams for Illinois grade school students triggered widespread drop in test scores this year.

Hundreds of schools in the state’s poorest communities had the biggest drop in scores on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests.

Schools in affluent suburbs, including Winnetka and Lake Forest, had less severe declines.

Chicago’s selective-enrollment schools had the highest percentage of students passing.

But students who usually get high scores are now “meeting the standards”, rather than excelling.

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1 Comment

  • Brian Millersmith

    Well – If they'd include questions on How to GangBang, Shoot a Nine Iron, Rape, Rob, and Play Video Games — DARN! Scores would shoot through the roof!~~