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March/April 2015

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Here is the complete Table of Contents for the March/April issue of The Illinois School Board Journal. Highlighted articles are available here in full-text form. For other articles, click the digital version link above, or check your mailbox for your issue of the Journal. To request copies of the print version, contact:

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  • Administrator Salaries, Part II: Salaries reflect regional disparities
    By Lora Wolff and Dean Halverson
    Current administrative salary data in Illinois reflect significant regional differences. Adding supply and demand factors to this data, the authors raise concerns that some areas of the state will have a difficult time filling administrative positions in the future.


  • Connecting Common Core with the community
    By Glenn Wood and Thomas Hernandez
    A community engagement program is helping Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 reach out to families to ensure stakeholders are “on board” with adapting to Common Core State Standards.
    Sidebar: State holds firm on PARCC implementation
  • Transitioning to Common Core State Standards: One district’s story
    By Kerry Glenn, Maria Deaton and Lori James-Gross
    Unity Point School District 140 developed a framework for teachers and staff to incorporate Illinois Learning Standards into the curriculum. Their purpose is to prepare students for this spring’s PARCC implementation — and beyond.
  • A buyer’s guide to high-stakes test data
    By Steve Cordogan
    Staying informed about high-stakes testing requires a critical eye. School leaders should become “educated consumers” and consider a source’s accuracy and reliability before forming conclusions about test scores.



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