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SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT TEST SCORES STAGE A MODEST RECOVERY

02 Mar

Contact:Matthew Greenberg (312) 409-8411 March 1, 2016 Chicago, IL – In the most recent round of Selective Enrollment High School admissions, average scores rose 8 points as they recovered from the hammering they took the previous year, when CPS replaced the ISAT with the far more rigorous MAP as the 7th grade score component. Use […]

OGDEN INTERNATIONAL GIFTED CENTER: SLATED FOR TERMINATION

28 Sep

Contact:Matthew Greenberg (312) 409-8411 September 28, 2015 Chicago, IL –Over the summer the Chicago Board of Education “recommended” that Ogden close its International Gifted (IG) program since it is “redundant” with the International Baccalaureate (IB) middle years program and announced its intentions not to accept new student applications for the Ogden IG program.      International Gifted […]

TOUGHER MAP TEST EXPOSES CHASM BETWEEN TIER ADMISSIONS AT ACADEMIC CENTERS

24 Mar

Contact:Matthew Greenberg (312) 409-8411 March 24, 2015       Chicago, IL –In the most recent round of admissions, average scores were flat at the most competitive Academic Centers and fell noticeably at less competitive ones as CPS replaced the ISAT with the more rigorous Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test as the 5th grade standardized test. […]

EARLY ACADEMIC CENTER TESTING: HERE WE GO AGAIN

01 Oct

October 2, 2014 Chicago, IL – CPS has announced that it is providing earlier Academic Center admissions testing for 6th graders than it has in the past. CPS has said that it plans to start Academic Center testing by the end of October – and continue testing into January and February. CPS has announced that […]

TOUGHER 7TH GRADE TEST MAY LOWER ADMISSIONS SCORES

25 Aug

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 […]

SELECTIVEPREP ON WGN-TV

23 May

May 23, 2014 The intense competition and successful strategies to secure a seat at one of Chicago’s top Selective Enrollment High Schools and Academic Centers were featured in a May 22nd WGN-TV news story about the Selective Enrollment process. WGN Reporter Tonya Francisco outlined the steps of the selection process and interviewed parents and students […]

SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS SCORES CREEP UP DESPITE THE ADDITION OF OVER 350 SEATS

25 Feb

February 25, 2014 Chicago, IL – In the most recent round of admissions, average scores rose despite another massive increase in seats. While the largest additions occurred at Lane Tech (+175 seats) and Westinghouse (+80 seats) – nearly every school in the system added spots – heading off an even more dramatic score increase. Lane […]