Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 in northern Illinois has one high school serving approximately 1,300 students. Rooted firmly in the belief that all students should graduate college-and-career-ready, Kaneland wanted to ensure that every interested eleventh-grade student had access to an ACT test preparation course. The district wanted an online test preparation course that would not only review reading, writing, and math concepts, but also teach test-taking strategies. It needed a program that would capitalize on student strengths and fill in students' individual content-knowledge gaps. The district explored several delivery systems and concluded that the one it already used for credit recovery'Edgenuity'fit its needs.
Contact: Erika Schlichter
Kaneland High School
47W326 Keslinger Rd
Maple Park, Illinois
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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