By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - It's mixed results on the individual school report cards for Bloomington-Normal schools.
Of the 30 schools, 14 didn't make what's known as adequate yearly progress on the 2012 report card. That's the benchmark set by the federal government under the No Child Left Behind Act.
District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly said his schools are moving toward the common core standards.
"The Illinois state standards, which the ISAT tests in particular measures, is not the common core. So, anytime you're moving away from one and going to another and testing on the prior standards, that's going to make things a bit more challenging," Reilly said. "Once we get those tests aligned to the common core standards, that's going to tell us a better story that what we have now."
The Dist. 87 schools that did not make AYP include Bloomington High School, Bloomington Junior High School, Bent Elementary, Irving Elementary and Sheridan Elementary. Oakland, Stevenson and Washington Elementaries all made AYP this year.
The Unit 5 schools that didn't make AYP this year include Normal Community High School, Normal West High School, Chiddix Jr. High, Evans Jr. High, Kingsley Jr. High, Parkside Jr. High, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Fairview Elementary and Parkside Elementary.
Benjamin, Carlock, Colene Hoose, Fox Creek, Glenn, Grove, Hudson, Northpoint, Oakdale, Pepper Ridge, Prairieland, Sugar Creek and Towanda Elementaries all made AYP.
The state has applied for a waiver to the NCLB Act. State data shows 82 percent of school districts aren't making AYP.
Stephanie Pawlowski can be reached at Stephanie.Pawlowski@Cumulus.com