Every Student Succeeds Act

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ESSA & Illinois School Report Cards

The State of Illinois is releasing its newly updated Illinois School Report Card on October 30, 2019. This report card is aligned with our nation’s federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Under ESSA, states are charged with creating a plan to ensure every child is learning and on the path to college and career readiness. Plans must include long-term goals, challenging academic standards and assessments, support for low-performing schools, and universal indicators of school quality.

In order to assess each school’s progress toward meeting ESSA goals, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) first identifies academic indicators, school quality indicators, and student subgroups. ISBE then measures the performance of each student subgroup in a school across each academic and school quality indicator to generate a school’s composite score. Schools are ranked based on their composite scores, and this comparative ranking is the school’s “official designation” for the Illinois School Report Card.

We are fortunate to partner with a community of involved and supportive parents. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the success of all students!  Once the State of Illinois releases our 2019 school report cards, we will share additional information with our district families.