As Illinois develops its plan for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is coordinating with Regional Offices of Education to host a listening tour to gather ideas from local school leaders.
ISBE’s listening tour is taking place in April at various locations across the state. Each stop will provide attendees with the latest ESSA information and seek to address questions such as:
- What do we value and how should that be translated to a state plan to improve student achievement?
- How should student growth factor into accountability?
- What can be done to improve coordinated services to schools and districts?
New features on Illinois Report Card
The At-A-Glance feature on the Illinois Report Card has been updated to reflect Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) data. The At-A-Glance section allows for a quick overview of district or individual school performance in comparison to state averages.
New features include updated charts and graphs that show how well high school students are prepared for college, findings on the achievement gap in English language arts and math, and data on academic success and success by student groups as measured on PARCC’s five-point scale.
A new video explaining the updated features is available on the Illinois Report Card website.