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STAR test scores show student gains in District 153

After two school years dealing with COVID-19, Homewood school administrators were pleasantly surprised when STAR test scores showed students met or exceeded growth numbers in math and English/Language Arts.

STAR, a nationally recognized test, gives the district a method of recording student gains and the numbers are used for internal assessments. The district is still obligated to give students state-required tests.

"The most important thing (about STAR) is that it gives us student growth. It’s about the learning; you take them from where they start and you need to see how they grow," said Kathy Schaeflein . . .

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