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Superintendent

A Message From Our Superintendent

The word "community" truly exemplifies what it means to be a student or staff member in District 100. We consider ourselves a team of educators who partner with families to live our vision of inspiring a passion for learning in every child. We believe our students deserve the very best instruction and resources and we continue to invest in curriculum and professional development that supports rigorous, engaging, and personalized learning environments for our students.

 

I grew up in Berwyn and attended District 100 as a student. I’ve now had the pleasure of serving students and families in the South Berwyn community for more than 25 years. It’s the people who live here and work here that make it such an incredible place for students to learn, grow, and give back to their community.

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Dr. Mary Havis
Superintendent

email: mhavis@bsd100.org
phone: 708-303-4033

2023 Illinois Report Card Release

Dear District 100 Families,

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual School Report Card today. The Report Card shows how well schools are progressing on a wide range of educational goals and includes valuable information about school districts including academic progress, student and staff characteristics, attendance, accountability, and finances. Academic performance is based on the 2023 Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) and Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment (DLM-AA) proficiency scores for 3rd through 8th grade students. District 100’s data shows that our overall academic performance has improved since last year in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Student proficiency in ELA increased by 3%, from 21% in 2022 to 24% in 2023. In math, the district increased from 20% to 22% proficiency, and in science, overall proficiency was 44%, down 4% since last year. The growth percentile for the state was 50% in both ELA and Math. District 100 exceeded the state growth percentile in math at 53% and was just under in ELA, with a growth percentile of 48%. In other notable areas, our teacher retention increased to 86%, up 4% from last year, and our percent of adequacy for school funding is 72%, an increase of 1% since 2022.

Each school’s Report Card includes a summative designation, or measure of progress in academic performance and student success. The state considers multiple measures when determining which summative rating is appropriate for each school, including 2023 ELA, Math, and Science proficiency scores, growth in ELA and Math, English language learners’ progress to proficiency, chronic absenteeism, and student participation in the school climate survey. The four possible school designations are: 

  • Exemplary – Schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide with no underperforming student groups.

  • Commendable – A school that has no underperforming student groups and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.

  • Targeted – A school in which one or more student groups is performing at or below the level of the “all students” group in the lowest performing 5 percent of schools.

  • Comprehensive – A school that is in the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in Illinois.

  • Intensive - A school that has completed a full comprehensive support cycle, but remains in the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in Illinois.

 

We are pleased that all District 100 schools received commendable designations. Summative designations and the student success indicators and scoring weights summarized below:

 

Academic Indicators:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) Growth: 25%

  • Math Growth: 25%

  • ELA Proficiency: 7.5%

  • Math Proficiency: 7.5%

  • Science Proficiency: 5%

  • English Learner Progress to Proficiency (Language Growth): 5%

 

School Quality & Student Success Indicators:

  • Chronic Absenteeism: 20%

  • Climate Survey (5Essentials Survey for 4th – 8th grade students): 5%

 

The Illinois Report Card highlights our schools and district and reflects the partnerships we have with our families and community. District 100 appreciates the support of our families in students’ overall academic growth and success and we need your help to address a critical indicator of student success: chronic absenteeism. 

 

Chronic absenteeism is defined as students absent from school, either excused or unexcused, for more than 10% of the school year. In the 2022-2023 school year, 30% of K-8 students in District 100 were chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 17 days of school. This is an increase of 3% in chronic absenteeism over the previous school year and is an extremely concerning statistic, as attendance directly impacts students’ academic and social emotional growth. We need to work together as a district community to improve this critical indicator for the current school year. Unless your child is unable to attend school due to illness, we ask for your cooperation in making sure they are in attendance every day. 

 

We hold high expectations for all students and believe every student can meet or exceed grade level expectations with the right supports. The Illinois report card highlights our schools and district and reflects the partnerships we have with our families and community. Please visit the Illinois Report Card website for more information on District 100 and your child’s school. We will also share the Illinois School Report Card information in a presentation at the Board of Education meeting on November 15, 2023.

 

Sincerely,

Mary Havis, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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