Interactive School Progress Report Map 

Mayor Emanuel, CEO Brizard remind parents that Regular Track report card pick up is Wednesday and Thursday

November 14, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard met with parents at Perez Elementary School in Pilsen to discuss the new school progress report cards that all parents of Regular Track schools will receive this week during report card pickup.
Already provided to parents of children at Track E schools during their report card pickup, school progress report cards tell the story of a school’s performance by providing information about academic performance, teachers and staffing, school culture and climate, and parent satisfaction. They provide easy-to-read charts on each indicator that synthesize data on graduation rates, student and staff attendance rates, student-teacher ratios, school safety, and the percentage of students at grade level in reading and math, among other factors.

 

“We cannot close the achievement gap and provide our children with the education they need and deserve without accountability in our school system. The school progress report cards will help parents hold schools accountable for performance and provide them with another opportunity to be engaged in the education of their children,” said Mayor Emanuel.

 

“Parents are key partners in our effort to support principals and teachers in helping to boost student performance,” added CEO Brizard. "Through the school progress report cards, we can provide them with access to data on performance in a clear and understandable way.”

 

While at Perez, Mayor Emanuel also announced that the public will have access to all school progress report cards through a comprehensive online map (see below). Parents will be able to view all schools within their area and click on the “push-pin” associated with a school to view a pop-up box with key facts from the progress report card.

 

The popup box will include school name as well as the school’s performance level, safety score, family involvement score, key testing data measuring college readiness and, for high schools, both the graduation rate and college enrollment rates. At the bottom of the box, users will be able to click on a link to the full progress report card for that school.

 

This map represents select data from CPS School Report Cards for the 2011-2012 school year. Orange points identify elementary schools and Blue points identify high schools. Click on a point to view each school's report card.

 

This year, only traditional public schools received CPS report cards. CPS is working to develop a comprehensive system to compare all public schools, including charter schools, in Chicago.

 

All data used to create these report cards are available on the City's Data Portal.

 

 

Key for the selected data in the map:

 

Elementary School Metrics

Safety Icon — Student Perception/Safety category from 5 Essentials survey

Safety Score — Student Perception/Safety score from 5 Essentials survey

Family Involvement Icon — Involved Families category from 5 Essentials survey

Family Involvement Score — Involved Families score from 5 Essentials survey

GR3-5 Grade Level Math — % of students at grade level, math, grades 3-5

GR3-5 Grade Level Read — % of students at grade level, reading, grades 3-5

GR-8 Explore Math — % of students at college readiness benchmark, math

GR-8 Explore Read — % of students at college readiness benchmark, reading

 

High School Metrics

Safety Icon — Student Perception/Safety category from 5 Essentials survey

Safety Score — Student Perception/Safety score from 5 Essentials survey

Family Involvement Icon — Involved Families category from 5 Essentials survey

Family Involvement Score — Involved Families score from 5 Essentials survey

9th Grade Explore (2010) — Average EXPLORE score, 9th graders who tested in fall 2010

10th Grade Plan (2010) — Average PLAN score, 10th graders who tested in fall 201

11th Grade Average ACT (2011) — Average ACT score, 11th graders who tested in fall 2011

Graduation Rate — % of students who have graduated within five years

College Enrollment Rate — % of students enrolled in college track rate

 

Users can find the detailed report cards by searching for your school in the "Find a school" section on the CPS Performance page.  In addition, CPS has provided a detailed guide to understanding the SY2011 School Progress Report.  Addition information about how CPS measures student Performance policy and student data can be found on the CPS Performance page.