Our biggest challenge was incorporating blended learning into a traditional framework. Although we could have launched an entire blended school, we choose to become a school or student choice where students can choose the learning methods which work best for them in that content area.
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Huntley High School is a public high school located in Huntley, Ill., that currently serves over 2,500 students in the surrounding suburban and rural communities. Beginning in SY2011-12, Huntley High School started offering blended-learning classes to 100 students in English, social studies, and science in order to provide students with more opportunities to take required courses and develop 21st-century skills. Today, the program at Huntley has grown to cater to over one-third of the student population in every academic subject, including a wide range of electives. For every blended-learning class, there also is a traditional class offered.
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Contact Title: Huntley High School
Huntley High School
13719 Harmony Rd
In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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