SCHOOL REPORT CARDS
The school report card is a document that is produced by the Illinois State Board of Education for each public school and school district in compliance with the Illinois School Code. The report card describes the performance of students by school attendance centers and by district. The report card also describes the district's use of financial resources.
The final page of the school report card indicates whether Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is being made as required by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This page provides a breakdown of students meeting/exceeding state standards, the percent of students tested, and the graduation and/or attendance rates. NCLB requires that this information be reported in the areas of mathematics and reading for all students. Student achievement in these areas is also reported by "subgroup." The federal government mandates that test results for the following subgroups be calculated: gender, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, migrant, students with Individualized Education Plans and students receiving free or reduced lunch.