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Any and all information completed will be reviewed. You do not have to complete the entire survey.

The ESSA Plan for Illinois was approved by the U.S. Department of Education in August 2017.  Since that time, ISBE continues to receive feedback on the implementation of the plan.  In particular, there are four topics of particular interest to stakeholders:

  1. Overall weighting of Academic to Student Success Indicators
  2. Weighting of individual indicators within each indicator category
  3. Testing Policy for newly arrived English Learners
  4. Summative Designations

What follows is a 5-question survey on the topics listed above.  Each topic is briefly described before presenting questions about that specific topic.  If you have any questions about this survey, please email ESSA@isbe.net.  Every attempt will be made to respond to questions with 24 hours of receipt.​​​

General Information

Please provide some general information about your role in education. Specific contact information is optional.

  
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Summative Designations

ESSA requires each school to receive a summative designation. A summative designation is meant to provide parents, families, community members, and others a clear way of understanding a school's quality and how it compares to other schools in the state. Currently, Illinois uses the following summative designations to identify school quality: Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming, and Lowest Performing.

  • Exemplary School: A school that has no underperforming subgroups, a graduation rate of greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
  • Commendable School: A school that has no underperforming subgroups, a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
  • Underperforming School: A school in which one or more subgroups is performing at or below the level of the "all students" group in the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools.
  • Lowest Performing School: A school that is in the lowest-performing 5 percent of Title I schools in Illinois and those high schools that have a graduation rate of 67 percent or less.
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Indicators

In order to determine a summative designation, ESSA requires that schools are held accountable for two categories of indicators: academic indicators and student success/school quality indicators.

  • Academic indicators include such things as scores on standardized tests in Language Arts, Math, and Science; English Learner proficiency on the ACCESS test; graduation rate at high school; and academic growth at the elementary school.
  • Student success/school quality indicators include college and career readiness at high school, student voice via a climate survey, access to/participation in the fine arts.

Each of these categories must receive a weight in order to calculate a summative designation. Currently, Illinois uses the following summative designations to identify school quality: Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming, and Lowest Performing.

  • Exemplary School: A school that has no underperforming subgroups, a graduation rate of greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
  • Commendable School: A school that has no underperforming subgroups, a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
  • Underperforming School: A school in which one or more subgroups is performing at or below the level of the "all students" group in the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools.
  • Lowest Performing School: A school that is in the lowest-performing 5 percent of Title I schools in Illinois and those high schools that have a graduation rate of 67 percent or less.

Also, the academic indicators must receive more weight than the student success/school quality indicators.


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   The sum of the two indicator categories must equal 100.
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Well-rounded Education

ESSA identifies the importance of all children receiving a well-rounded education. Within ESSA, a well-rounded education is understood to include: college and career guidance programming; participation in music and fine arts activities; participation in science, technology, computer science, engineering, and mathematics activities; opportunities for students to participate in accelerated learning programs; foreign language instruction; environmental education programs; programs and activities that promote volunteerism and community involvement; and programs and activities that support educational programs that integrate multiple disciplines, such as programs that combine arts and mathematics. Considering both curricular (e.g., classes) and extra-curricular (e.g., experiences that occur outside of the school day) activities, how do you respond to the following question:

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Testing Policy for newly arrived English Learners

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey and offer your input on Illinois' accountability system.

How Will ISBE Use the Results of this Survey?

ISBE will review all of the feedback it receives from this survey as well as the listening tours. ISBE will use the feedback to draft an amendment to the Illinois ESSA state plan. The draft amendment will be presented to the Board, and then posted to ISBE's website on the ESSA page for public comment. After public comment, ISBE will present the final amendment for approval by the Board, and submit the amendment to the U.S. Department of Education for approval.

Changes requiring an amendment would go into effect after approval from the U.S. Department of Education and would be implemented in conjunction with the 2020 Report Card.

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