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Reed Elementary School

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Posted June 4, 2006

Both of my children attended Reed for 2nd and 3rd grades in the past 5 years. The Principal, while 'low key' and informal, is an excellent leader for the school and establishes a good rapport with the students and parents. The 2nd grade curriculum was regemented and average. I did not see much diversification in instruction. Both of my children went into the accelerated program which began in 3rd grade. This teacher was outstanding! The curriculum was combined with whole class, small group and individualized learning. There were several projects to supplement reading comprehension and science/social studies learning objectives. The teacher also exposed the children to new technology and used the computer to enhance instruction. This past year, the reading instruction was enhanced to incorporate guided reading. The school still needs to improve this reading instruction to individualize reading. The building is in need of updating.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income56%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income67%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners27%
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
White 88% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mary Jasinski

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14939 West 143rd Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: (708) 301-0692

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