That’s right. Even if a third-grade Chicago Public Schools student gets an “A” in every subject from her classroom teacher, she is sent to summer school if she scores below the 24th percentile on just one part of a state standardized test.
Chicago Public Schools uses standardized test scores to override all other considerations in making student grade promotion decisions.
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See Chicago Public Schools’ current promotion policy.
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