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From the Superintendent

Notes  About  PARCC Tests
March 2015

Finally some spring-like weather!

You may have seen tv stories or read articles about the Chicago Public School system fighting with the State of Illinois over administering the PARCC assessment.  Simply put, PARCC replaces ISAT. It is a mandated test.  School districts that do not give the test do not get state aide. 

Some reporters have ignorantly advocated that parents can “Opt-out”.  This is not an option. What it is, simply put, is a biased translation about an exception that testing sites are mandated to report if there is a problem during testing.  The indicator is actually “Refused to Test” meaning the student has special needs that caused him/her to refuse to comply and therefore was un-testable.  It does not describe a voluntary choice.  It describes an action by the student that is related to their special educational diagnosis.  read on to learn more

 

Congratulations to Julia Danielska

Winner of the Patriot's Pen Essay Competition

“ From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.” – John Hoeven 


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Superintendent's Message

 

January 2015

Welcome back to school. 

 

    My resolution is to make 2015 a wonderful year!

 

 

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