The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases a School Report Card with information on school performance across the State of Illinois and in each school district. State and federal laws require public school districts to release a School Report Card to their parents and community each year. The School Report Card is an important tool for communities as we continue to move forward with a focus on preparing all students for college and careers.
This year, the School Report Card has been released through the Illinois Interactive Report Card system and can be viewed online at IllinoisReportCard.com. The new school report card goes beyond test scores to present a complete view of schools. You will find new metrics on college retention, freshman on track, and educator retention that received significant interest. The Illinois State Board of Education is working with the U.S. Department of Education to finalize a multiple measures index (MMI) that will be used for accountability going forward. This move toward MMI is reflected in the new School Report Card, which focuses on growth and school climate, providing a more complete picture of what is going on in our schools.
The new School Report Card allows you the ability to customize data to show the individual characteristics of your school in order to better tell the story including demographic information, financial data, and status of the school in comparison to others across the State of Illinois. There is no longer a use of Adequate Yearly Progress as a crude measure of how schools perform. The system is moving to a more sophisticated, nuanced approach that does not solely rely upon test scores.
Please click on the link below and complete a search for your local school district and view the site for information that you feel is helpful. The goal is that the information here will help parents and community members be a more informed partner in the education of children.