In Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) designations released on October 31, 2018, for every school in the state, nine Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 schools earned Commendable status and one is Exemplary.
As part of its comprehensive implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ISBE has introduced new standards for its Illinois State Report Cards which evaluate all public schools.
Every school has been given one of four summative designations: Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming and Lowest Performing. The designations provide a public benchmark of each school’s progress toward the goal of preparing all students for success in college and career. (Click here to view a detailed explanation of ISBE Summative Designations )
CUSD 10 2018 School Designations
|Collinsville High School||Commendable|
|Collinsville Middle School||Commendable|
|Dorris Intermediate School||Commendable|
|Caseyville Elementary School||Commendable|
|Jefferson Elementary School||Commendable|
|Kreitner Elementary School||Commendable|
|Maryville Elementary School||Commendable|
|Renfro Elementary School||Underperforming|
|Summit Elementary School||Commendable|
|Twin Echo Elementary School||Commendable|
|Webster Elementary School||Exemplary|
Summative designations are based on a data set of 2018 PARCC, SAT and DLM-AA proficiency scores, growth (grades 4-8), English language progress to proficiency (grades 1-2), chronic absenteeism (grades 1-12), and ninth grade on track and graduation rates (for high schools only). (Click here to view an explanation of ISBE Multiple Indicators of Student Success )
Exemplary: A school that has no underperforming demographic groups at or below the “all students” group of lowest five percent of all Title 1 schools, a graduation rate of greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is in the top ten percent of schools statewide.
Commendable: A school that has no underperforming student demographic groups at or below the “all students” group of the lowest five percent of all Title 1 schools, a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top ten percent statewide.
Underperforming: A school in which one or more student demographic groups is performing at or below the “all students” group of the lowest five percent of all Title 1 schools.
Lowest Performing: A school that is in the lowest-performing five percent of Title 1 schools in Illinois and any high schools that have a graduation rate of 67 percent or less.
The state’s new accountability system evaluates schools based on a fuller picture of school quality, including the performance of individual student groups and measure beyond test scores.
For example, ISBE has indicated Renfro Elementary School’s Underperforming designation is based on the performance of students who receive Special Education services at the school. As a result, Renfro now qualifies for greater funding and supports to address the needs of those students.
The State of Illinois has initiated a new Evidence-Based Funding formula which drives resources to improve outcomes for those in greatest need of increased support. The data collected by ISBE – and shown in the State Report Cards – will be directly linked to resources allocated to students.
CUSD 10 Perspective on Designations
The new Illinois school designations move beyond rating schools based solely on standardized test performance. CUSD 10 has long advocated additional factors should also be included in the formula because socio-economic issues, student mobility and other community-related factors all play a role in student performance.
The Collinsville school district is dedicated to meeting the needs of every students no matter where they are on the academic scale or where their interests and abilities lead. The new state report cards focus on data we have been using for several years to help improve outcomes for our students. The 2018 summative designations depict our progress in meeting those needs.
“Our district’s decision making is strongly rooted in data,” says CUSD 10 Superintendent Dr. Robert Green. ”Over the past few years, we’ve combed through data to identify areas for improvement and initiated plans to address those areas.”
“We’ve implemented new curriculum, purchased supplemental materials for low performing students and focused efforts into ELL program initiatives. We have allocated staff and financial resources from Title grants and Evidence-Based Funding,” according to Dr. Green.
“We are honored and proud of Webster Elementary’s designation as an exemplary school. Webster’s leadership and staff excel in using the resources available to them to meet the needs of their students,” added Dr. Green.
“Our district collaborates within and across schools through Professional Learning Communities each week. The educators in our schools are fortunate to have access to colleagues who are generating positive results in classrooms right here in our community.”
Illinois State Report Cards
ISBE has compiled a report card for every school and school district. Interactive report cards can be found at https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/. The report cards show school data, including academic performance, school environment, educators, students and highlights provided by principals. The information is designed to help parents and communities act as informed partners in the education of children.