CICS is committed to providing parents, family members, and communities with accessible, transparent, and fact-based references for how their city's schools are performing.
A brief walkthrough of how charters are performing relative to other Chicago Public Schools on the ISAT.
Brief Disclaimer: Using ISAT in isolation to measure academic success at a school provides only a narrow and potentially misleading perspective on a school's performance. At CICS we use ISAT in conjunction with a number of student growth metrics to adequately measure how well our schools are performing and how much each child is learning. Students in grades 3-8 take the ISATs. Some high schools have middle school programs.
A brief walkthrough of how charters are performing relative to other Chicago Public High Schools from 9th Grade EXPLORE to 11th Grade ACT (EPAS).
If you are not familiar with the EPAS assessments, please watch the following 1m 30s explanation.
A snapshot of where our students come from by CICS campus.
A snapshot of the percentage of SPED students at various types of CPS schools.
Please note that this calculation is based on CPS ISAT takers who have an IEP vs. those who do not have an IEP. This analysis is only directional, as this only accounts for 3rd through 8th grade students, only looks at elementary schools, and relies on schools to be accurately identifying SPED students. Also note, these data do not specify the type of IEP and therefore provide no specificity on the levels of SPED population served by each school type.