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Progress Toward Meeting District 211 Academic Goals

Throughout the past four years, District 211 Academic Goals are used to evaluate academic progress of students. The Academic Goals for the 2015-2016 school year were established in 2012 under the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Multiple Measures of Accountability.  The goals include defining academic areas of graduation, academic growth, college and career readiness, and proficiency on the critical learning standards. Though State-required standardized testing has typically been presented, the absence of a clearly defined junior assessment for the Class of 2017 has left a gap in this year’s data.  The Class of 2018 will be ...

District 211’s Progress Toward Meeting Academic Goals in 2012 – 2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 established academic goals for its students that included yearly goals and targets to accelerate academic achievement in various categories. With a focus on student learning and growth, high school standards attainment, high school graduation rate, and college and career readiness, the District’s academic goals reflect changes in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) accountability system. Teachers had an opportunity to assess and refine the curriculum during 10 morning work sessions throughout the previous school year, and the Board of Education approved 12 similar sessions for the 2013-2...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 2)

As District 211 looks to strengthen its District-wide curriculum, there has been a slight shift in the focus of academic goals for the next two years. The Board of Education approved those goals for the 2012-2014 academic years at its July 12 meeting. The first goal is that students will demonstrate academic growth in high school. Instead of the District focusing solely on higher enrollment in more rigorous classes, teachers are looking at overall growth based on the individual student. “What we want as far as growth is to have students try to progress to the next difficulty level of coursework,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent ...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 1)

With an emphasis on college readiness and success after high school graduation, students in District 211 have been challenged to meet learning goals outlined for the 2011-2012 academic year. There are four different academic goals in the District’s plan, including that students will meet critical learning standards outlined by the District, students will demonstrate academic growth, student enrollment in more rigorous courses will increase, and students will demonstrate college-readiness. The goals monitor two areas in academic progress, which were the attainment of identified outcomes and growth. Attainment is an indication of a student’s ...