Rock Island Milan School District #41 is proud to announce that the district has made academic progress as shown by the 2019 Illinois Report Card released on October 30, 2019.
RIMSD#41’s commitment to excellence in promoting quality education and has improved in the following areas:
- RIMSD#41 saw increased growth in both ELA (English Language Arts) and math on the IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness). In the past four years, the district has grown from 14% to 21% in math; and 16% to 22% in ELA.
- The district’s growth percentile in ELA and math on IAR matched the state’s growth at 50 percent. The growth percentile for RIMSD is higher compared to other Illinois schools in the Metro Quad Cities.
- The state report card shows that RIMSD#41 is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the state. Over the last four years, the district has grown by 6 percent in ELA, 7 percent for math, compared to the state average, which showed growth by only 2 percent in ELA and 1 percent for math.
- From 2018 to 2019, the district saw an increase of four percentage points in ELA for the high school SAT.
“I am excited about the progress that has been made over the past four years and I look forward to continuous, steady growth in the near future. RIMSD#41 is a district full of academic potential and community pride. With so many factors that have an impact on today's educational and instructional institutions, we should all be reminded that through hard work and dedication, we can achieve small wins. It is those small wins that will lead to more successful outcomes, making RIMSD41 the school district of choice for a successful and creative educational experience,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lawrence.
There are several factors that can be attributed to the district’s improvements. The district has implemented rigorous math and ELA curriculum for all students, enhanced professional development for both teachers and administrators, conducts progress monitoring walkthroughs, and is focused on cultural competence.
*Please note that the ISBE is still working to combine data elements and add to the report card.