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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) increased accountability and reporting requirements regarding student academic achievement. In order to better respond to these and other federal and state reporting requirements, ISBE and the IBM Corporation developed a state-level student information system. Through the project students will be assigned a unique identification number. All data to and from the state will use that unique identifier. The use of individual student records will:

  • increase the state's capacity to follow a student's progress over time;
  • provide better quality data to drive more enlightened policy decisions resulting in enhanced educational opportunities for all children;
  • reduce data collection burden on schools and districts; and
  • enhance the use and relevance of state data by districts and schools.​

Upcoming Events

2019 Student Information System - Summer Training

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be conducting summer training sessions designed for NEW SIS USERS. Attendees will only need to attend one training session. The training session will include an overview of SIS and how it is integrated with other systems at the Illinois State board of Education. Areas of focus will include timely submissions, data quality, and the use of the SIS dashboard and reports. Participants are encouraged to bring their own device. Please download or print off the PowerPoint prior to attending and bring it with you. The presentation will be posted here on the SIS website once complete and an email will be sent notifying​ those who signed up that the presentation is available. Seating is limited for each session at each location, so please register as soon as possible. Registration for remaining training sessions ends on July 15, 2019.

Training Registration

The online registration form and the logistical information for each session, including directions, are available through the links below. If all sessions in your area are full, or if you are unable to attend your preferred session due to scheduling constraints, or if you have questions, please call the ISBE Help Desk at (217) 558-3600 Option 3 and ask for a SIS Tech or send an email to help@isbe.net.

Please note that there are limits on the number of participants for each session at each location. Sessions that fill up will not be displayed again. Please register for a session at least 1 week before it is to be held.

Register for a training session​​​​​

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