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Summative designations help families and communities understand how well schools are serving all students. Illinois has four summative designations: Exemplary School, Commendable School, Underperforming School, and Lowest-Performing School. Underperforming schools and Lowest-Performing schools receive additional funding and supports to build local capacity and improve student outcomes. Multiple measures of school performance and growth determine a school’s designation. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to provide every school a summative designation, beginning in 2018. ISBE will include school designations on the 2018 Illinois Report Card at www.illinoisreportcard.com

 Presentations and Webinars

  • August 15, 2019: Summative Designation Deep Dive
    This session is for all district or school administrators and is designed to give a deep look at the process, data, and scoring of the indicators that contribute to a school's summative designation, including those indicators that are new for Report Card 2019. This includes looking at where and how students are counted to arrive at a summative rating and how and when that differs from the Report Card. We will discuss the scoring of each individual indicator, how these indicator scores are combined into an index score, and how these index scores lead to a final summative designation. We will walk through "real" scoring examples and preview support resources to come.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • October 16, 2018: Official Summative Designation Deep Dive
  • ​​​August 10, 2018: Summative Designation Deep Dive

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