40.3 percent of Proviso Math and Science Academy students fail PARCC test
On the 2014-2015 PARCC exam (www.illinoisreportcard.com), students at Proviso Math and Science Academy scored a passing rate of 59.7 percent and a failure rate of 40.3 percent.
Passing the PARCC exam reflects the percentage of students who "met expectations" or "exceeded expectations." In Illinois overall, 32.9 percent of students passed the PARCC exam.
Per-pupil spending at Proviso Math and Science Academy is $14,967. The average spending in the state is $12,521. Proviso Math and Science Academy is part of the Proviso TWP HSD 209 school district. Approximately 76.6 percent of Proviso TWP HSD 209's spending is supported by local funding. For the average school district in Illinois, 66 percent of per-pupil spending is supported with local funds.
Chicago Public Schools is seeking a bailout of its district from Illinois taxpayers. Students in Chicago Public Schools scored a passing rate of 25 percent on the PARCC exam. Per-pupil spending in Chicago is $15,120, with 49 percent of this amount coming from local sources of funds. Chicago is seeking to expand per-pupil funding by 25 percent. Under its plan, the increase would be funded by Illinois taxpayers. This would bring total funding to $18,900. Illinois taxpayers would provide approximately 61 percent of this higher funding level.
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