February 11th, 2021
Despite fears of students falling behind because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an assessment of nearly 7,400 students at Chicago-area Catholic schools found students, especially those from economically disadvantaged communities, exceeded expectations, officials said this week.
Of the 7,382 students who took the i-Ready exam in the fall of 2019 and fall of 2020, the majority in kindergarten through second grade, students performed on average at 105% of the expected learning growth in math, and at 130% in reading, said Jim Rigg, superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools. Read more....
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