Homewood District 153’s fourth graders have shown consistent progress on standardized reading and math tests that officials say coincides with recent curriculum changes, and students’ scores overall show they are meeting expectations in these core subjects. Midwest Analytics and Education LLC consultants shared STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) assessment data with the school board Tuesday, Oct. 16. Homewood schools administer STAR assessments at the beginning and end of each academic year to get more immediate and detailed data than is provided through state-mandated PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests. Consultant . . .
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