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Statewide test results: 50 percent of Richard F. Bernotas failed English language arts

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 20, 2019

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About 50 percent of Richard F. Bernotas Middle School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and half of students failed, according to a McHenry Times analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards.

According to Richard F. Bernotas Middle School English language scores, about 41 percent met expectations and 9 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category are considered to be most ready to move on to the next level and are most prepared for college or work.

Another 27 percent approached expectations, while 15 percent partially met expectations and 9 percent did not meet them. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.

Test results at Richard F. Bernotas Middle School, which enrolled 886 students in 2018, surpassed state averages.

Statewide, 37 percent of students passed the test and 63 percent failed.

Of students statewide who passed, only six percent 'exceeded' expectations.

Richard F. Bernotas Middle School's English language arts scores over 4 years

Year
Passed
Failed
2018
49.6%
50.4%
2017
51.7%
48.3%
2016
51.7%
48.3%
2015
55.3%
44.7%

How McHenry County schools' English language arts scores compare

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Nippersink Middle School
Richmond
McHenry
60.9%
39.1%
Marlowe Middle School
Lake In The Hills
McHenry
60%
40.0%
Prairie Grove Junior High School
Crystal Lake
McHenry
56.4%
43.6%
Heineman Middle School
Algonquin
McHenry
54.4%
45.6%
Cary Junior High School
Cary
McHenry
51.8%
48.2%
Richard F. Bernotas Middle School
Crystal Lake
McHenry
49.6%
50.4%
Marengo Community Middle School
Marengo
McHenry
49.5%
50.5%
Johnsburg Junior High School
Johnsburg
McHenry
47.8%
52.2%
Hampshire Middle School
Hampshire
Kane
47%
53.0%
Lundahl Middle School
Crystal Lake
McHenry
44.5%
55.5%
Parkland School
McHenry
McHenry
41.9%
58.1%
McHenry Middle School
McHenry
McHenry
41%
59.0%
Algonquin Middle School
Algonquin
Kane
37.7%
62.3%
Northwood Middle School
Woodstock
McHenry
32.2%
67.8%
Hannah Beardsley Middle School
Crystal Lake
McHenry
21.4%
78.6%
Alden-Hebron Middle School
Hebron
McHenry
20.7%
79.3%
Harvard Junior High School
Harvard
McHenry
14.4%
85.6%

Top 20 Illinois schools' English language arts scores

School
City
County
Passed
Failed
Daniel Wright Junior High School
Lincolnshire
Lake
88.4%
11.6%
Hickory Creek Middle School
Frankfort
Will
86.6%
13.4%
Kennedy Junior High School
Lisle
Dupage
86%
14.0%
Wood Oaks Junior High School
Northbrook
Cook
84.6%
15.4%
Marie Murphy School
Wilmette
Cook
83.9%
16.1%
Butler Junior High School
Oak Brook
Dupage
83%
17.0%
Alan B. Shepard Middle School
Deerfield
Lake
82.8%
17.2%
Prairieview-Ogden Junior High School
Thomasboro
Champaign
82.6%
17.4%
Lake Bluff Middle School
Lake Bluff
Lake
81.3%
18.7%
Hinckley-Big Rock Middle School
Big Rock
Dekalb
80.5%
19.5%
Twin Groves Middle School
Buffalo Grove
Lake
79.9%
20.1%
Woodlawn Middle School
Long Grove
Lake
78.6%
21.4%
Maple School
Northbrook
Cook
78.4%
21.6%
Park Junior High School
La Grange Park
Cook
76.9%
23.1%
Charles J. Caruso Middle School
Deerfield
Lake
76.6%
23.4%
Aptakisic Junior High School
Buffalo Grove
Lake
75.5%
24.5%
Mossville Junior High
Mossville
Peoria
74.1%
25.9%
Stephen Mack Middle School
Rockton
Winnebago
73.8%
26.2%
Coal City Middle School
Coal City
Grundy
73.5%
26.5%
Roscoe Middle School
Roscoe
Winnebago
71.9%
28.1%

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