Analysis: Central CUSD tops local peers with 53% of students passing annual tests
Central Community Unit School District 301 had the highest rate – 52.7 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Kane County Reporter analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Of the eight districts in Kane County, Aurora East Unit School District 131 had the highest rate of students in the state who fell below standards on the annual tests with 87.2 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|
|Central Community Unit School District 301||KANE||3722||52.7|
|St. Charles Community Unit School District 303||KANE||13464||52.5|
|Geneva Community Unit School District 304||KANE||5874||52.2|
|Batavia Public School District 101||KANE||6022||45|
|Kaneland Community Unit School District 302||KANE||4559||41.5|
|School District U-46||KANE||40332||29.2|
|Aurora West Unit School District 129||KANE||12128||23.1|
|Aurora East Unit School District 131||KANE||14758||12.8|
*Source: Illinois State Board of Education