Analysis: Mahomet-Seymour CUSD tops local peers with 52% of students passing annual tests
Maroa Forsyth Community Unit School District 2 had the highest rate – 45.1 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Macon Reporter analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Of the seven districts in Macon County, Decatur School District 61 had the highest rate of students in the state who fell below standards on the annual tests with 88.7 percent.
Statewide, 34 percent of students met or exceeded expectations. The remaining 66 percent did not meet, partially met or approached expectations.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assesses a student’s aptitude in math and English language arts for elementary to junior level of high school and is based on the Common Core State Standard principles. Illinois is one of eight states participating in PARCC as a means to measure a student’s preparedness for higher education.
The scores – a composite derived from the combined results of the Math and English tests – reveal whether a student is or is not ready for the next level. Student scores either “did not meet,” “partially met,” “approach,” “met” or “exceeded” expectations. Any student who meets or exceeds expectations is considered ready for the next level.
|District||County||Enrollment||Percent of students ready for the next level|
|Maroa Forsyth Community Unit School District 2||MACON||1196||45.1|
|Mount Zion Community Unit School District 3||MACON||2479||40.3|
|Sangamon Valley Community Unit School District 9||MACON||782||38.4|
|Argenta-Oreana Community Unit School District 1||MACON||1067||26.8|
|Warrensburg-Latham Community Unit School District 11||MACON||1052||23.8|
|Meridian Community Unit School District 15||MACON||1035||18.1|
|Decatur School District 61||MACON||9123||11.3|
*Source: Illinois State Board of Education