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Illinois Report Card released October 30

  • Date Posted
    October 30, 2019
  • Category
    News
The 2019 Illinois Report Card, the annual report released by the Illinois State Board of Education that demonstrates progress on educational goals at the state, district, and school levels, was released on October 30.
 
Click here to view the 2019 Illinois Report Card.
 
According to ISBE, data from the new Report Card “… how historic increases in students taking and succeeding in rigorous college and career preparation courses – representing four years of continuous growth and reflecting Illinois' investments in equity and opportunity. Illinois now has its most racially and linguistically diverse student population in recent history, which amplifies its gains.”
 
For each school, the Report Card includes one of four summative designations -- Exemplary, Commendable, Under-Performing, and Lowest-Performing -- reflecting how well the school is meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality, weighted towards graduation rates in high school and growth in English/language arts and math in PK-8. The designations include student subgroups and racial/ethnic groups relative to the indicators.
 
The district snapshot offers data compiled and aggregated from each of the district’s schools. This snapshot also includes the district’s financial capacity to meet expectations.
 
The 2019 Illinois Report Card will include new data points, notably site-based expenditures as indicated by the state’s implementation of the federal The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
Other new data points include student groups, civil rights data collection, alternative climate surveys, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and additional science data. 

Annually, school districts submit the data used to compile the Illinois Report Card. This year ISBE deployed a tool, the Data Review and Verification Tool (DRVT), for administrators to review the data before publication.
 
Click here to access ISBE’s resources for school districts reviewing, using, and communicating the 2019 Illinois Report Card.