October 30, 2017

Scott H. Warren, Ed.D., Superintendent

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E-NOTICE

District 103 & School Report Cards for 2017

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Dear District 103 Families and Community Members,

 

Along with schools across the State of Illinois, District 103 announces the release of the 2017 School Report Cards by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on October 31st. These report cards provide information about our district and each of our three schools in At-A-Glance and in-depth formats. You can find the report cards for our District, Daniel Wright Junior High, Half Day School and Laura B. Sprague School on our webpage at www.d103.org/aboutus. As of 12:01 a.m. on October 31st, our 2017 report cards, along with comprehensive information about public schools and districts across the state, are also available at www.illinoisreportcard.com.

 

We are pleased to share the amazing results of our students' scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, which are included on the 2017 Illinois Report Cards. These tests were administered as required by the state to students in grades 3-8 during the spring of 2017, in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. (Note that the 2017 School Report Cards reflect grade level configurations from 2016-2017 with Daniel Wright, grades 5-8, and Half Day School, grades 3-4.)

 

The PARCC assessments are aligned with the updated Illinois Learning Standards and measure students' problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and writing skills, which are abilities all students need to stay on track for college and career readiness beyond high school. The PARCC exams ask students to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and skills, rather than to recite facts and fill in a bubble for the correct answer. The PARCC tests report students' scores in one of five performance levels: levels 1 or 2 indicates students require greater supports to understand content; level 3 indicates students who are approaching expectations but may need additional assistance mastering content; level 4 or 5 indicates a thorough understanding of grade-level content (proficient).

 

We are honored by our students' accomplishments on the most recent PARCC assessments, which we believe reflect the excellent efforts of our teachers and academically talented students. Additionally, the support that students receive beyond the classroom, from parents and community partners alike, strengthens their development as young learners.

 

PARCC 2016-2017 Results

Overall Performance

  • District 103, 81% Proficient (performance levels at 4 and 5)
  • State of IL, 34% Proficient (performance levels at 4 and 5) 

 

We believe these assessment results are reflective of the great work of our teachers to provide learning experiences that challenge students to think critically and creatively about rigorous content and to demonstrate that knowledge in unique and novel ways. Our students' motivation and investment in learning create an active classroom environment, where everyone is committed to excellence.

 

As we continue the important work of preparing tomorrow's leaders, we also take this opportunity to thank our parents for fostering a home environment that focuses on education as a priority. We celebrate together, as we focus on this true mission: To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

 

Sincerely,
Scott H. Warren, Ed.D., Superintendent
Katie Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Our Mission:
To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

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