This month, the Illinois State Board of Education will issue school report cards that will include final test scores for the total population of each school and by student subgroup.

Those scores could amend the status of schools that had been previously designated as passing or falling below federal standards set by No Child Left Behind, according to CPS officials.

Three additional factors that have not previously been factored in will be included in the final analysis:

Whether at least 95 percent of students were tested.

Whether high schools have at least a 65 percent graduation rate.

Whether elementary schools have at least 88 percent daily attendance.

Schools that do not meet these additional requirements will be considered as failing to make adequate yearly progress, even if their overall and subgroup test scores hit the 40 percent mark.

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