Riverdale school celebrates growth on achievement test

2014-03-23T00:00:00Z Riverdale school celebrates growth on achievement testFor The Times nwitimes.com
March 23, 2014 12:00 am  • 

RIVERDALE | Students and staff at Washington Elementary School in Riverdale are working hard to match or exceed last year’s milestone achievement on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, or ISAT.

Washington School recently celebrated making 100 points of growth on the 2013 statewide standardized achievement tests.

To measure the amount of academic growth a school makes from one year to the next, Illinois compares students’ performance on state assessments. Schools receive a score of 0 to 200, with higher scores indicating higher growth in achievement. During the 2012-13 school year the state average ISAT growth in math was 101 points. Washington Elementary School outscored the state average by making 107 points growth in math. In reading, the state average growth was 102 points. Washington Elementary School made 100 points growth in reading on ISAT.

The school celebrated its great academic triumph during an event on Feb. 20.

Washington Elementary School is one of 10 Dolton West Elementary District 148 schools. The district serves students in sections of Dolton, Riverdale, Harvey and South Holland.

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