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As required by 23 IAC Section 1.285 of the School Code, the Illinois State Board of Education collects data from public school districts, special education cooperatives, and nonpublic special education entities regarding the use of isolated time out, time out, and physical restraint. The State Superintendent reserves the authority to require districts to submit the information required under subsection (f)(1) for previous school years.  The historical data included in this summary report​PDF Document was collected from the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 school years.

School Year 2017-18 Total
School Year 2018-19 Total School Year 2019-20 Total
Students with Incidents 2935
3403 4447
27531 35847 28092
14828 17393
Timeout Minutes 364369
Average Minutes Per Timeout 32 29
Restraints 14886 20757 17693
Restraint Minutes 147314.1 193206.8 151029.9
Average Minutes Per Restraint 10 10 9
Danger To Self 8239 12515 11361
Danger To Staff
17426 24217 20644
Danger to Students 7528 10952 10176
No Danger Identified 4290 4347 2327

*The three-year historical data does not include information on the individual student, such as name, age, race, gender, IDEA and/or EL eligibility. On August 4, 2020, all school districts, special education cooperatives, and nonpublic special educational entities have two days to submit incidences of isolated time out, time out and physical restraint into the Student Information System (SIS) using the Physical Restraint and Time Out formPDF Document.

Prepared by the Data Analysis and Progress Reporting Division, Illinois State Board of Education, November 2020.

Disclaimer: The Illinois State Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as ISBE) is committed to providing all stakeholders with the most accurate information regarding the use of time out, Isolated time out, and physical restraint across Illinois.  As of August 4, 2020, all educational entities that serve public education students were required to report these incidents to ISBE within two school days of the occurrence pursuant to Illinois Administrative Code (23 IAC 1.285).   Prior to this date, local school districts, special education cooperatives, and nonpublic facilities did not have a uniform system to report these occurrences to ISBE nor did they have a collective understanding of the definitions for the use of time out, isolated time out, and physical restraint; therefore, ISBE cannot attest to the accuracy of the data collected from these entities before August 4, 2020.​

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