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Illinois Report Card information for Whittier

November 3, 2019


Dear Whittier Primary Community,


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released our annual School Report Card on Oct. 30 at The Report Card shows how well our school is progressing on a wide range of educational goals. We are proud of our students’ growth in Literacy and Math as shown through our Illinois Assessment of Readiness, in our Aimsweb Progress Monitoring, and in our NWEA scores. 


This progress reflects the investments we have made in Balanced Literacy and Guided Math, literacy and math supplies, staff professional development, and tutors.  Our School Improvement Grant funds provided supplies to further student engagement in literacy stations and guided math. Our attention to math practices through perseverance in word problems shows student strengths and areas where focused instruction is needed or areas where advancement will be provided. 


Our teachers, administrators, and staff, in partnership with you, are continuing to focus on elevating writing in all areas, balanced literacy, focused instruction, and attention to the social emotional needs of each student and staff member.


One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our school is meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. The designations are Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming and Lowest Performing. Our celebration of our designation of Commendable (from underperforming) means we have improved the growth and achievement of every student, not just specific groups, at Whittier.  We are providing equitable education to all students.   


We welcome this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments we can make to support every student in reaching their goals. Our school is strongest when we all work together, so we encourage you to give us your feedback. I invite you to complete the 5Essentials Survey online and join us at our Community Night looking at literacy, math, and celebrating our community on Dec. 3 from 6-7 PM  to share your vision for Whittier Primary’s future.


We at Whittier Primary, Peoria School District 150 hold high expectations for all students and believe every student can meet our expectations with the right supports. Thank you for your continued partnership to ensure every child at Whittier Primary is thriving.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by contacting Julie Deignan, Principal, Whittier Primary at 309-672-6569 or Go Wildcats!





Ms. Julie Deignan

Principal, Whittier Primary