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TOUGHER 7TH GRADE TEST MAY LOWER ADMISSIONS SCORES

August 25, 2014

Chicago, IL – Admissions to Selective Enrollment schools are based on a 900 point scale – 300 points for 7th grade grades, 300 points for 7th grade test scores and 300 points for the Selective Enrollment Exam taken in 8th grade. In the spring of 2014, CPS announced that it was requiring all students applying to a Selective Enrollment school to take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test – instead of the ISAT, Terra Nova, Iowa or Stanford in 7th grade. Over the summer, CPS released an analysis of Selective Enrollment admissions scores that shows that if the MAP test had been used in last year's admissions cycle instead of the ISAT, composite Selective Enrollment admissions scores would have dropped across the board – from 22 to 89 points lower per school.

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