River Forest District 90 students double PARCC state average

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Results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC), a modern assessment that replaces traditional standardized testing, revealed that River Forest District 90 students have doubled the Illinois state average in comparison to other districts.

“Overall, these initial PARCC results indicate that District 90 continues to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students,” according to a news release from River Forest District 90. “A majority of students achieved levels of proficiency that averages more than double those of the state average, with District averages indicating almost 70 percent (69.2%) of students meeting or exceeding proficiency.”

River Forest District 90 is made up by three schools: Roosevelt Middle School, Lincoln Elementary and Willard Elementary. Lincoln Elementary scored a 74.6 proficiency average while Willard Elementary scored a 74.4 proficiency average, according to the news release.

“District 90 faculty and staff are delving deeply into these results to ascertain specific areas where we should concentrate additional efforts,” according to the news release.

Superintendent Ed Condon recently sat down with the Tribune to speak about how District 90 can improve upon the already impressive results:

“Our areas of growth would be mathematics, generally at the middle-school level,” said Condon. “We are aware of what’s reflected in the PARCC assessment here of performance gaps between white students, students of color and students with disabilities. Those are areas of improvement for us.”

Families who would like more information about interpreting PARCC results can visit the following links:


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