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School Report Card Designations
School Report Card Designations
Todd Butler
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

· Exemplary: A school that has no underperforming student demographic groups at or below the “all
students” group of the lowest 5 percent of all Title 1 schools, a graduation rate of greater than 67
percent, and whose performance is in the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Schools that receive
an Exemplary School designation may apply to serve in the IL-EMPOWER network of partners.


· Commendable: A school that has no underperforming student demographic groups at or below the
“all students” group of the lowest 5 percent of all Title 1 schools, a graduation rate greater than 67
percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Schools that
receive a Commendable School designation may apply to serve in the IL-EMPOWER network of
partners.


· Underperforming: A school in which one or more student demographic groups is performing at or
below the “all students” group of the lowest 5 percent of all Title 1 schools. Schools that receive an
Underperforming School designation will receive Targeted Support services through
IL-EMPOWER.


· Lowest Performing: A school that is in the lowest-performing 5 percent of Title I schools in
Illinois and any high schools that have a graduation rate of 67 percent or less. Schools that receive a
Lowest Performing School designation will receive Comprehensive Support through
IL-EMPOWER.