Roselle Students Grade Well on State Standardized Tests
Burke, Mike, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer
Roselle students performed well on state standardized tests last year, but reading scores still need improvement, District 12 officials say.
Overall, the district's children scored very well when compared to state averages, Administrative Assistant Anne Smith said.
Smith reviewed the results of last year's Illinois Goal Assessment Program tests, or IGAP, with the school board this week.
The best results were for tests in fourth-grade science and social studies, sixth-grade writing and seventh-grade science and social studies.
In each of those tests, more than half of Roselle's students exceeded the state goals.
"That's a high percentage to be doing that well. We have some real good numbers here," Smith said.
However, the tests also reveal third-, sixth- and eighth-grade reading comprehension scores need improvement, she said.
Sixteen percent of third-graders and 20 percent of eighth-graders did not meet the state reading goals last year.
Those eighth-graders are now at Lake Park High School. However, those students who are now in the fourth grade are getting extra reading instruction, Spring Hills Principal Kathy Crissey said. …