Analysis: St. George CCSD tops local peers with 42% of students passing annual tests
St. George Community Consolidated School District 258 had the highest rate – 42.4 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Kankakee Times analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Of the 11 districts in Kankakee County, Pembroke Community Consolidated School District 259 had the highest rate of students in the state who fell below standards on the annual tests with 91.6 percent.
Statewide, 34 percent of students met or exceeded expectations. The remaining 66 percent did not meet, partially met or approached expectations.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assesses a student’s aptitude in math and English language arts for elementary to junior level of high school and is based on the Common Core State Standard principles. Illinois is one of eight states participating in PARCC as a means to measure a student’s preparedness for higher education.
The scores – a composite derived from the combined results of the Math and English tests – reveal whether a student is or is not ready for the next level. Student scores either “did not meet,” “partially met,” “approach,” “met” or “exceeded” expectations. Any student who meets or exceeds expectations is considered ready for the next level.
|District||County||Enrollment||Percent of students ready for the next level|
|St. George Community Consolidated School District 258||KANKAKEE||462||42.4|
|Herscher Community Unit School District 2||KANKAKEE||1869||35.7|
|Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53||KANKAKEE||2555||31.8|
|Manteno Community Unit School District 5||KANKAKEE||2141||28.8|
|St. Anne Community Consolidated School District 256||KANKAKEE||339||26.5|
|Bradley Elementary School District 61||KANKAKEE||1613||25.2|
|Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School District 307||KANKAKEE||2110||22.6|
|St. Anne Community High School District 302||KANKAKEE||257||22.1|
|Momence Community Unit School District 1||KANKAKEE||1261||19.9|
|Kankakee School District 111||KANKAKEE||5292||16.3|
|Pembroke Community Consolidated School District 259||KANKAKEE||285||8.4|
*Source: Illinois State Board of Education