It’s time to stop misleading parents about the quality of Illinois schools

State government officials, district administrators and union bosses have been actively misleading parents about the quality of Illinois’ elementary schools for years. New Illinois Standard Achievement Test, or ISAT, scores released last week by the Illinois State Board of Education, or ISBE, prove as much. In fact, most schools across the state experienced significant drops...

TAGS: Common Core, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Illinois Standard Achievement Test, ISAT, ISBE: Illinois State Board of Education

Standardized test scores show Illinois still struggling

As the 2013-2014 school year begins in Illinois, results from last year’s standardized tests reveal that public schools across the state have a long way to go in improving education outcomes. Recent scores showed that: Overall, only 25 percent of the state’s juniors were considered college-ready in all four subjects last year – the exact percentage as...

TAGS: Common Core, ISAT