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Analysis: 77 percent of Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter students fail annual tests

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 2, 2018

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Academic results data released recently reveals 23 percent of Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter students are considered on track for the next grade level, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The end-of-year tests known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, are administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards. A composite score combines the results of the subject tests.

Composite scores for Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter show about 21 percent met expectations and 2 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category passed the tests and are considered prepared for the next grade level, college or work.

Another 30 percent approached expectations, 27 percent partially met expectations and 19 percent did not meet expectations. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.

Test results at Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter, which enrolled 665 students in 2017, fell below state averages.

Statewide, 34 percent of students passed the test and 66 percent failed.

Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.

Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter's scores over 3 years

Year
Passed
Failed
2017
23%
77.0%
2016
24.2%
75.8%
2015
25.9%
74.1%

How County schools' scores compare

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park Charter School
Chicago
Cook
30.9%
69.1%
Chicago Virtual Charter School
Chicago
Cook
27.5%
72.5%
Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter
Chicago
Cook
23%
77.0%
Acero Charter School Newtwork-Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz
Chicago
Cook
17.5%
82.5%
Catalyst Charter-Maria Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
15.4%
84.6%
Cics-Longwood Campus
Chicago
Cook
14.4%
85.6%

Top 20 Illinois schools' scores

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Cambridge Lakes Charter School
Pingree Grove
Kane
40.5%
59.5%
Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park Charter School
Chicago
Cook
30.9%
69.1%
Chicago Virtual Charter School
Chicago
Cook
27.5%
72.5%
Horizon Science Academy-Southwest Charter
Chicago
Cook
23%
77.0%
Acero Charter School Newtwork-Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz
Chicago
Cook
17.5%
82.5%
Catalyst Charter-Maria Elementary School
Chicago
Cook
15.4%
84.6%
Cics-Longwood Campus
Chicago
Cook
14.4%
85.6%
Cowden-herrick Jr/Sr High School
Cowden
Shelby
12.1%
87.9%
Legacy Academy of Excellence Charter School
Rockford
Winnebago
11.9%
88.1%

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