Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What you need to know

1: it evaluates the quality of schools

2: it reports on the progress made by schools

3: it supports schools that need help reaching success

The Illinois School Report Card shows the progress of schools on an array of metrics. Find data on your school here.

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  • ESSA Glossary Graphics
    Check out our infographics on key ESSA terms such as growth, proficiency, learning standards and assessments 
  • FAQ
    Learn more about what Illinois’ ESSA plan means for students and schools through our FAQs.
  • ESSA plan for ISBE
    The Illinois State Board of Education’s ESSA website is available here, including a full copy of the state’s plan.


  • ESSA: A Better Recipe
    Learn more about the ingredients of ESSA in A Better Recipe. Coalition member, Stand for Children Illinois produced a video on the new law.