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New, improved state School Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently unveiled to the public a new, simpler, and more user-friendly School Report Card.

District 300 leaders are excited that the new report card, available HERE, includes much more than just test scores.  Not only does the report card have a new look, more importantly it is part of a state-wide effort to help students meet higher standards and be college and career ready. It contains the sort of information that parents and educators talk about in school hallways and around the neighborhood but has never before been shown in one document. The new report card supports ISBE’s goals for all schools to be safe and healthy learning environments, and for every student to be ready for college and career.

The new Illinois report card features:

•             At-a-glance information about school performance, climate, and learning conditions.

•             User-friendly data on school awards, special programs, courses and extracurricular activities.

•             Measures of student college and career readiness.

•             Growth measures that will show how students and schools are improving over time.

When shown a draft of the report card, 80 to 90 percent of focus group members agreed it is easy to understand, and 90 percent say that they are likely to use it. By making information easy to access, the new School Report Card supports a model of school change where everyone is a part of the process. The new School Report Card is designed to help discussion, interest, and involvement around school improvement.

The state is using the federal Race to the Top funds to pay for the new School Report Card re-design as a means to help support and increase parental engagement, and to build partnerships with community members and leaders.

More information about the new School Report Card is available from the state at http://illinoisreportcard.com.

 

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