Friday, October 31, 2008

Turnaround schools show improved ISAT scores

Chi-Town Daily:
Chicago has almost 500 public and charter elementary schools, and the Harvard School for Excellence’s test scores usually have ranked among the city’s worst.

However, officials at the South Side school are encouraged by the 2008 Illinois Standard Achievement Test scores released today.

Forty percent of Harvard’s students met or exceeded state standards in the tests administered last spring, according to Illinois Board of Education data. That's an increase of 8.2 percent from 2007.

The results are signifcant because Harvard is in the second year of a district-mandated turnaround process that involved replacing nearly the entire staff and outsourcing management of the school.

CPS plans such turnarounds at several more schools in coming years, and educators and parents were anxiously waiting to see how the process would affect test scores at Harvard and other schools.
This also gives me an idea of a blog post. Though a little different than the last idea for a blog post.

BTW, there are more plans for "turnaround" schools:
"We want to look at four or five high schools next year and [even] more elementaries. Every year, we're gonna grow this," Duncan said Thursday after joining Mayor Daley at Orr for a news conference to highlight the 11th annual "Principal for a Day" program.
I have one suggestion!

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