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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17 hours ago

Real Learning for Real Life

We want to hear from you. Please join @ISBEnews & Advance Illinois for a conversation about the new Illinois Report Card. Help us share information on the report card that is understandable, useful, and valid. Register for the first conversation now: bit.ly/2HBM39f See MoreSee Less

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‪Word of the Day: Opportunity Youth #edchat #ESSA #equity reallearningil.org/essa-glossary/See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Join us for our 7th annual Legislator Forum:
School Improvement from the Ground Up.

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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.