Cowden Elementary School

4/10
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Grades
PK-6
Students
132
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
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Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Science
100%
State avg: 81%
Math
55%
State avg: 59%
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Reading
61%
State avg: 59%
Details
2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
100%
Black
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Hispanic
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
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Neighborhood
Rr 128
Cowden, IL 62422
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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