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Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy

Public | PK-5 | 613 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2011

Both my daughters attend Cooper. I've been pleased for the most part. My daughter is in the Mariachi program. Cooper does offer alot of programs for the children. There is one down fall and I think this is CPS overall. My daughter is a "A" student but doesn't get recognized. There's no honor roll so the others that don't make it feel bad. But there's an asembly at the end of the yr. for those who brought grades up and get presented in front the whole school on stage. Very frustating and it brings morale way down. My daughter felt embarresd because she didn't get any certificates come to find out it was only for those who brought their grade up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

I really like this school. My son is thriving. There are many programs that offer tutoring after school, and the school serves the community well. My son is also enrolled in the Mariachi Program, where he is learning to play the guitar. The school provides the instrument, and the lessons. Communication with parents is important and the teachers seem to genuinely care about the students and their families. Over all, I am glad my son is attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners16%

Reading

All Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners10%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female45%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners28%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Martha Alba

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Chicago, IL 60608
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