Thursday, March 7, 2013
District 200 Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services Faith Dahlquist answers questions about ISAT scoring changes and the district's preparation for implementing common core standards.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) earlier this year approved new cut scores that will help align the ISAT results with those of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE)—the ACT test—given to 11th graders, and establish a foundation for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam set to debut in the 2014-15 school year. With higher expectations, school districts statewide expect to see a downward shift in the number of students who meet or exceed standards. Community Unit School District 200 prepared staff and parents to see a drop in student performance before ISAT started March 4. At a Feb. 27 board meeting, District 200 Assistant Superintendent for Educational Learning Faith Dahlquist …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Arbitrary "cut" scores are changing to align ISAT scores with ACT and PARCC assessments. That means students' and schools' performance grades are likely to drop in the categories of English and math.
Tuesday, February 5
Don't be surprised if your son or daughter in District 200 drops from "exceeds standards" to "meets standards" or from "meets" to "below" standards in the upcoming Illinois Standard Achievement Tests (ISAT). The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) last month approved new cut scores that will help align the ISAT results with those of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) —colloquially called the ACT test—given to 11th graders, and establish a foundation for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam set to debut in the 2014-15 school year. The higher expectations of the new ISAT cut scores will cause a downward shift in the number of students who meet or exceed standards. According to the 2012 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Six District 200 schools meet Illinois State Board of Education "Academic Excellence" requirements in 2012.
Six District 200 schools made the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll by earning Academic Excellence Awards, a commendation from the Illinois State Board of Education, District 200 announced Thursday. Emerson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, and Wiesbrook Elementary School were among 454 schools in Illinois to make the honor roll. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Faith Dahlquist said in a statement, “One of our key goals is to prepare students for college and career readiness. This award demonstrates our continued progress in preparing students for further education after they leave District 200.” To earn the award, a school must have made…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Board to adopt FY 2012 budget, approve change order for driveway replacement, discuss sale of surplus stuff at Hubble, recognize Robert Miler and more.
The Community Unit School District 200 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheaton Warrenville South High School to discuss the following agenda items: Approval of surplus assets: The contents of the former Hubble Middle School are not needed. All schools have taken items they need out of the school. Maintenance staff will remove whatever is left and District 200 will sell or donate it. Approval of change order for Lincoln Elementary School: A change order must be processed in order to finish the driveway replacement project at Lincoln Elementary School. District 200 replaced the driveway at Lincoln Elementary School for $297,062.40—which is $42,027.40 more than originally contracted. The changes are due to modifications by the City of …