Music accompanied by ‘Aurora Triptych’ film at IPO concert on Saturday

Computers are the future, but District 153 staff finds giving tests on paper can make a difference. When the Illinois Report Card data was announced for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) exam, there was a noticeable drop in scores for District 153 sixth graders and special education students who took the test on computer compared to their scores the previous year on a paper exam, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.The other thing to consider is the students took two different tests. In spring 2019, students took the IAR exam. It replaces the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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