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​What is Ed360?

Ed360 is a mobile friendly web application designed to empower educators with access to near real-time data from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) data warehouse.  Using Ed360, educators can view student data to help them make data-informed instructional decisions.

Ed360 incorporates the feedback of Illinois educators to provide a useful and user-friendly data system. In the 2016-17 school year, ISBE conducted focus groups and piloted the system with educators across the state to ensure the system meets educator needs.  ISBE will continue to gather feedback and update Ed360 through the system's feedback module. 

Check out the Ed360 Vimeo Channel for additional training videos.

Ed360 was featured in an IPA Talk.

 Ed360 at a Glance

Ed360 currently provides:

  • Single sign-on access -- educators use their existing G Suite credentials to log into the dashboard (contact your Learning Technology Center if you do not have a G Suite)
  • Accessible, actionable information for teachers, principals, superintendents, and regional superintendents
  • Metrics on educator license and employment, student enrollment and course history, classroom rosters, state assessment scores with performance levels and more
  • Opt-in services to integrate classroom and local assessments (e.g., Plickers, NWEA MAP, AIMSweb)
  • Exportable data 
  • Role-based secured access using the Employment Information System (EIS) 
  • Instructional support resources, including but not limited to:
  • A convenient interface for user feedback and support

**New features are being added frequently.


  • On February 5, 2018, Dr. Smith extended a statewide invitation to District Superintendents to opt their districts into Ed360PDF Document.
  • Academic One pager:PDF Document The Academic One Pager provides testimonies from early adopters, a quick overview of core features and additional information that will help interested or current users become familiar with Ed360.
  • Opt-In Guide:​PDF Document This document provides District Superintendents with the necessary steps to opt in their district and thus make Ed360 accessible to school administrators and educators. ​
  • The Ed360 Vimeo ChannelVimeo Video Link provides training videos with basic information about Ed360, along with how access to the data dashboard is integrated into EIS, as well as demonstration videos for the three main access levels.
  • MAP documents: The instructions document outlines the current auto upload process to display MAP data in Ed360. A district must complete and submit the NWEA MAP Permission to Release Data before MAP data flows into Ed360.​
  • ​Renaissance Star: A​fter a District Administrator opts in to both Ed360 and the Renaissance Star opt in service, please review the Post Opt In InstructionsPDF Document​ for further guidance to ensure Star data flows into Ed360.
  • ​The Ed360 ROE Admin User Guide​PDF Document provides guidance, geared to ROE Administrators, on how to get started with Ed360, how to navigate, and what is available in Ed360.
  • The Ed360 Administrator User GuidePDF Document provides guidance, geared to District & School Administrators, on how to get started with Ed360, how to navigate, and what is available in Ed360.
  • The Ed360 Teacher User GuidePDF Document provides guidance, geared to Teachers, on how to get started with Ed360, how to navigate, and what is available in Ed360.
  • The Ed360 Teacher Classroom Assessment User Guide​PDF Document provides information about Plickers, a free formative assessment service, along with a five-step guide regarding how to get started with Plickers.
***We encourage you to check this page on a regular basis for additional resources. Please contact the Ed360 Outreach Team at ed360@isbe.net for further assistance.***​​

  Ed360 Data Security

Where does Ed360 data come from?

ISBE Ed360 Data Model

Ed360 data comes from the secured ISBE data warehouse, which stores information from district reporting systems.  Other opt-in services like Plickers, NWEA Map, and AIMSWeb require district permission before they can be viewed on the Ed360 interface.

Important things to know about Ed360 security:

  • Ed360 data is encrypted "at-rest" (while sitting in the ISBE data warehouse) and while "in-transit" (when sent over the internet).
  • Penetration testing is performed by the Illinois Department of Information Technology (DoIT). ISBE reviews the findings and apply security measures to mitigate security risks.
  • Ed360 uses Google sign-in.  If you are signing in from a remote location, you will be prompted for an additional response, such as your birth year. Additionally, you will receive an email notification.
  • The ISBE Legal Team has reviewed Ed360 for FERPA compliance. Educators must have an academic need to see student data.
  • Educators are responsible for safeguarding their Google Apps for Education identity.

​Ed360 Locations - Updated Daily

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