Note: Once you reach your school's profile page, scroll down to Additional information resources (at the bottom of the 'At a Glance' tab) to access and download the report. You can also access school progress reports from the City of Chicago's website.
Users can also locate their school and selected data from the CPS School Report Cards by using our interactive map below.
Detailed Guide to Understanding the SY2011 School Progress Report now available
Looking for more information about the metrics displayed on the SY2011 School Progress Report? We have prepared the Guide to Understanding the SY2011 School Progress Report to guide you through the data you see on this year's School Progress Report. To get started, please click the image below:
You may also download the guide directly from your school's profile page. Look for it in the Additional information resources section at the bottom of your school's 'At a Glance' tab.
Download CPS data
Performance and demographic data for all CPS schools are available at our Data Download page . Researchers should also follow this link to submit data requests.
How data is used at CPS
At CPS, our work is focused on ensuring that every student graduates from high school with the skills required to be prepared for college and the 21st-century workplace. As a part of these efforts, CPS is continually measuring the progress our students are making. As a district, we use this information to make decisions about where resources and funding should go, and about what types of supports to provide to teachers.
We hope that parents will use this information to make informed decisions about the education of their children. The purpose of this website is to increase the transparency around how the district uses data.
Student Performance Data
Sign up for the Parent Portal . The Parent Portal allows you to see grades and test scores for your child.
Each year, students take several tests, sometimes called assessments. These tests have different purposes. For example,
- Teachers give tests at the end of a unit to make sure each student learned the material.
- Schools have tests at the beginning of the year to understand where each student is performing and which students may need additional help.
- Students are often tested at the end of the year to see if they progressed.
- Students in grades 3-8 and 11 are tested by the State of Illinois in the spring.
Assessment Calendars for 2011-2012
Learn about the CPS Performance Policy
This is how CPS measures school performance. This is what determines whether or not a school is on academic probation.
Learn about Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
This is how the State of Illinois measures school performance under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). State of Illinois measures school performance.
This map represents select data from CPS School Report Cards for the 2011-2012 school year. Based on feedback from the public, this map was redesigned to be more user-friendly. Orange points identify elementary schools and Blue points identify high schools. Click on a point to view each school's report card.
This year, only traditional public schools received CPS report cards. CPS is working to develop a comprehensive system to compare all public schools, including charter schools, in Chicago.
All data used to create these report cards are available on the City's Data Portal.