Ill. Schools: Mediocre Student Scores Are OK

10/29/2010 02:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Diane Rado Chicago Tribune

Thousands of Illinois schools are like mediocre students: Most of their pupils are passing -- but not distinguishing themselves -- on state achievement exams.

Illinois Standards Achievement Test results set to be released Friday reveal that pushing students to think and perform at higher levels has been elusive for the vast majority of public schools, even in affluent communities with involved parents.

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