Taft High School Test Scores

Test Scores

Subject Proficiency Testing

Student exit exams receive grades among multiple proficiency levels established by the state. These figures display how the school as a whole performed in different subjects.

Discipline School District State
Math 2.2 2.0 2.4
Reading 2.3 2.1 2.5

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Reading proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Prairie State Achievement Examination.

Total Students Tested N/A
Academic Warning 11%
Below Standard 49%
Meets the Standard 38%
Exceeds the Standard 3%

Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Prairie State Achievement Examination.

Total Students Tested N/A
Academic Warning 13%
Below Standard 52%
Meets the Standard 35%
Exceeds the Standard 1%

Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 64.0
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 0.4

Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 32.8
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 47.1
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students -14.3
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students 2.5

College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 13.7
Exam Used for Index AP®

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school's student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 24%
Participant Passing Rate 41%
Exams Per Test Taker 2.3
Exam Pass Rate 31%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 10%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 1.7

International Baccalaureate (IB) Student Performance

Students can receive college credit for successful completion of IB certificate exams. This information displays how the school's students participated and performed on IB exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 4%
Participant Passing Rate 91%
Exams Per Test Taker 5.8
Exam Pass Rate 56%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 3%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 3.6
IB Diploma Per Test Taker 17.4%
IB Diploma Per Grade 12 Enrollment 0.7%

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Data are based on the 2011-2012 school year.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) data provided by International Baccalaureate of North America. Used with permission.

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