July 8, 2009 --
Chicago Public Schools are noting progress with students' test scores.Mayor Daley and CPS officials were on hand to announce results of the 2009 Illinois Standards Achievement Test.
The exam measures grades three through eighth.
Reading scores up one-point-one points to 67.8 percent.
Math is up three points to 73.5 percent.
Also science is up 1.7 points to 64.3 percent.
"This is not done overnight, this is a lot of hard work and commitment and more than 60 percent of our students improved their overall composite scores over the last year," said Mayor Daley.
Scores were up in charter schools as well as neighborhood schools.