The Taylorville School Board reviewed their Illinois District Report Card at their monthly meeting on Monday night. Although much of the report card showed the effects of things like budget cuts that the district has underwent, there were positive areas where Taylorville Schools have done well. One of those areas was in teacher attendance, where Taylorville far exceeds the state averages.
Another area where Taylorville Schools have done well is in state PARCC (Park) testing, showing increases in test scores over the past two years in several different grades. That progress however didn’t carry to the high school students who took the PARCC test, where scores were abysmal. Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau explained why that was.
Dr. Fuerstenau pointed out that those in attendance shouldn’t be alarmed by the scores, saying how many of the students who scored poorly on the PARCC test scored very well on their ACTs.