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In 2020, ISBE moved to the full implementation of Annual Program Reporting (APR) after a two-year pilot known as Partnership for Educator Preparation (PEP). Annual Program Reporting consists of all Illinois higher education institutions with teacher, administrator, and school support preparation programs submitting data to ISBE about their candidates. In return, ISBE will share analysis reports of that data back to each institution for administrators to explore strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement within their programs. To learn more about the process that went into where Illinois is now in data reporting, visit the Partnership for Educator Preparation (PEP) site.

The goal of Annual Program reporting is to ensure all new Illinois teachers are learner-ready on day one in the classroom, and that data is used as a tool for continuous improvement to strengthen teacher preparation statewide.

​​​APR Timeline 2021

  • ​Data Collection Window  (February through April)
  • ISBE Prepares IL Educator Preparation Profiles (IPP)  (May through October)
  • IEPP Released ​ (December)

Explore the Illinois Educator Preparation Profile (IEPP), the new data accountability system that provides a holistic view of all approved teacher preparation programs within colleges and universities across the state.​​

Annual Program Reporting Inquiry Sessions​

ISBE prep team is hosting a webinar on Annual Program Reporting.  Join the prep team for a live Q&A platform to address any APR questions you may have. This webinar is offered several times. Click here to register for one of the sessionsGo To Meeting Link listed below:

  • February 10, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • February 27, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • March 12, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • March 23, 2020 - 10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • April 8, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • April 14, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • April 20, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • April 28, 2020 - 1:30 to 2 p.m.​


The IEPP and the reauthorization process will highlight programs that are producing strong
learner-ready teachers and will also help struggling programs seek assistance and improve their
effectiveness. Beginning in 2021, reports will have formal regulatory consequences for renewal and
continued approval.

Winter 2020 marks the first year institutions of higher education will receive an Illinois Preparation Profile public report. This report ties to the new implementation of the continuous improvement and accountability system. ​

 Steering Committee Members

The PEP Steering Committee was carefully selected to enable the voices of teachers, principals, districts, and preparation programs to drive the continual improvement process. A list of current members is found below:

  • Christy Borders - Illinois State University
  • Siobhan Cafferty - Loyola University Chicago
  • Ann Chan - School District U46
  • Sara Dail - Sterling CUSD5
  • Tim Duggan - Northeastern Illinois University
  • Sophia Gehlhausen Anderson - IBHE
  • Nelson Gerew - Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Justize Gottman - Golden Apple Scholar at North Park University
  • Greg Hobbs - Illinois PTA
  • Tammy Knippenberg - Lexington High School (CUSD 7)
  • Nancy Latham - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Rob Muller - National Louis University
  • Barb O'Donnell - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Felipe Lopez - Chicago Public Schools
  • Jennifer Smith - Monticello CUSD 25
  • Steve Tozer - University of Illinois Chicago
  • Brad White - Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Robert Wilhite - Concordia University​​​

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