* On the math portion of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, 7.3 percent of CPS neighborhood school students exceeded standards, while 5.3 percent of kids at the privately run schools did so.* Among charter or contract elementary students, 7.9 percent exceeded standards on the ISAT [Illinois Standard Achievement Test] for reading, compared with 9.8 percent of students at neighborhood schools. The ISAT in math and reading is given to third- through eighth-graders.* Charters and contract schools edged out neighborhood high schools — 1.3 percent to 0.7 percent — when it came to exceeding standards on the math portion of the PSAE [Prairie State Achievement Exam] last year.* Students at CPS’ selective-enrollment, classical, magnet and other schools with admissions tests or specialized offerings posted far better results than those at both charter and neighborhood schools.
April 7, 2014 at 5:38 PM EDT