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November 21, 2013

MVTHS questions report data

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With the exclusions, these scores would jump to 53 percent for reading, 47 percent for math and 46 percent for science, Smith said.

“That's a lot better than what's on the Report Card,” Smith said.

Smith said he has contacted the state about his concerns and the state is now researching the matter. He expects to hear back from the state soon.

The School Report Card is released annually by the Illinois State Board of Education.

MVTHS Principal Wes Olson said he just wants to make sure the Report Card data is accurate.

While the score increases would not have been enough for MVTHS to make adequate yearly progress standards for 2012-2013, they are still significant in charting the district's improvement, Olson said.

“There's a little discrepancy there,” Olson said of the Report Card data. “We're trying to work with ISBE (to determine) why that is.”

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