The Better Schools Accountability Law of 1985 requires public school districts to provide school report cards each year to parents (and others upon request). This report card contains information about each school and the district in the following categories: student characteristics, the instructional setting, the school district's finances, and student performance on state assessments.
The state assessments are designed to measure students' progress in mastering the Illinois Learning Standards. These Standards, adopted in 1997, express what Illinois students should know and be able to do. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) were launched to measure student achievement of the Illinois Learning Standards. In addition, the Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English (IMAGE) assesses the progress of limited-English-proficient students in attaining the English-language skills needed to achieve the Learning Standards. For students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) indicate that participation in the ISAT and the PSAE would not be appropriate, the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) measures progress toward achievement of the Standards through a portfolio process.
To access the most recent report card for any of District 155's high schools or the entire District, click on the desired link below. All five report cards are in Portable Document Format (.pdf).