School board discussed annual district report card results

RECOGNIZED BY BOARD–Recognized at the Nov. 19 Red Bud Board of education meeting were: elementary student Cash Richey; Royal Table volunteers Jill Nobbe, Kristin Gregson, Sarah Roscow and Erin Legendre; and high school students Keely Deterding, Abbi Antry and Bailey Fulton. They are pictured (not in order) with the board.

Discussion of the annual district report card, as well as student and staff recognitions, was a big part of the Red Bud Board of Education meeting held on Nov. 19.

As for how the elementary school did, Principal Ryan McClellan noted that while the results from last year’s testing is not where they want it to be yet, they did see some gains. 

With the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), from 2018 to 2019, Red Bud Elementary School saw a gain of 4.3 percent in the overall number of students who met or exceeded the test standards.

McClellan also reported that from 2015 to 2019, their percentage of results in the meets/exceeds (m/e) category were increasing at a much higher rate than the state average. 

In particular, in the English language arts (ELA) area, the elementary school jumped from 36 percent m/e to 48 percent m/e, with the state average staying the same at 38 percent.

In math, there was also considerable gains, going from 19 percent m/e to 28 percent m/e. In the same time frame, the state average went from 28 percent to 32 percent m/e.

For more from the Board of Education meeting, please see this week’s print edition.