Tag: assessment

Tax data collection bill passes Illinois Senate

A legislative reform package designed to improve property assessment data collection passed the Illinois Senate on April 4 and has moved to the Illinois House Rules Committee.  “Property taxes are something that every politician from both sides of the aisle talks about, but little is done to actually reform the system,”[Read More…]

Improved reading, comprehension are winning strategies at H-F

Reading is an essential part of life.  That’s why Homewood-Flossmoor High School has begun using Lexile, a new tool measuring the independent reading skills of all students. A Lexile assessment was given to every student in September. It provides teachers information on how students read and comprehend; how they process the[Read More…]

H-F administrators say Illinois Report Card numbers can be misleading

The statistics from a standardized test administered once a year don’t provide a full picture of the successes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, according to information presented by Principal Jerry Lee Anderson and Assessments Department Chair David Kush.The Illinois Report Card is the state’s official source for information about public[Read More…]

District 153 assessments show students meeting, exceeding standards

Students in Homewood District 153 schools  generally are meeting or exceeding expectations, according to an analysis of testing data. Midwest Analytics and Education LLC presented a report to the District 153 school board in October. In its summary, the company reported: Students typically score at or above national averages Grade level[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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