State School Report Cards

State and federal laws require public school districts to release report cards to the public each year.

The Illinois School Report Cards provide information about how students perform on state achievement tests and the extent to which students meet state standards. Also included is information on student demographics, school district finances, average class size, and teacher degrees and experience. To address the federal No Child Left Behind requirements, there is also information on whether the schools and the District made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The state has updated the report card to provide a full picture of school performance beyond just test scores.  An interactive display of this data designed with parents and communities in mind is available on the Illinois Report Card website. All of the metrics posted on the Illiinois Report Card website are also included in the reports reports below.

If you have questions or would like more information about the school report card, please feel free to contact Superintendent Zipporah Hightower or your child's principal.

Per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to have “universal participation” on accountability assessments. The act defines “universal participation” as 95%. Read more about 95% participation on state assessments by clicking here.

In 2018, Skokie School District 73½ did not have 95% of students grades 3-8 participate in PARCC testing. Specifically, McCracken had rates lower than the required 95%. 11.7% of McCracken students did not take the English language arts test, which is approximately 44 students. 42 of those students refused to take the English language arts exam. 8.7% of McCracken students did not take the math test, which is approximately 41 students. 40 of those students refused to take the math exam.

We look forward to partnering with you to help our district meet our state requirements for testing.


*NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to offer states a waiver of all federally required assessments, summative designations, and many reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 Illinois Report Card. Since the federal waiver impacts the majority of metrics typically reported on the At-a-Glance PDF, the 2020 At-a-Glance was not produced.

The Illinois State Board of Education has prepared several video guides to using the Illinois Report Card. Topics include:

  • COVID-19 and the 2020 Illinois Report Card
  • Finding Your School on IRC
  • A Deeper Understanding of your Students,
  • Charting Your School and District Environments
  • Learning About Elementary School Academic Progress
  • Learning More About Administrator Information
  • Learning About the Compare School Function

 A Frequently Asked Questions page is also available.