Giant City CCSD tops local peers with 63% of students passing annual tests
Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130 had the highest rate – 63.2 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Carbondale Reporter analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Of the eight districts in Jackson County, Carbondale Elementary School District 95 had the highest rate of students in the state who fell below standards on the annual tests with 83.9 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|
|Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130||JACKSON||265||63.2|
|Carbondale Community High School District 165||JACKSON||1031||45.9|
|Unity Point School District 140||JACKSON||693||41.6|
|Desoto Consolidated School District 86||JACKSON||274||24.1|
|Trico Community Unit School District 176||JACKSON||963||21.1|
|Elverado Community Unit School District 196||JACKSON||467||20.7|
|Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186||JACKSON||2133||19.8|
|Carbondale Elementary School District 95||JACKSON||1411||16.1|
*Source: Illinois State Board of Education