Evanston’s District 65 issued its first achievement report this month using a new way to look at  — and use — test scores developed by Paul Zavitkovsky, a leadership coach for the Center and UIC’s EdD program, The Evanston Roundtable reported.

The new method still relies on state-reported test scores, but sets the benchmark higher to determine whether students are college- or career ready. The goal is to help close the school’s achievement gap and to help more students exceed the state’s current thresh hold for meeting Illinois standards — a thresh hold widely acknowledged to be too low.

Evanston is the first in the state to adopt UIC’s model.

His work is another example of UIC’s leadership in action.