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Public Act 100-465​PDF Document established the Invest in Kids Act. The Act includes a 5-year tax credit scholarship program for eligible students who attend qualified non-public schools.

A portion of the Act requires that, beginning in the 2019-20 school year, scholarship recipients shall be annually assessed at the qualified school where the student attends school in the same manner in which students that attend public schools are annually assessed pursuant to Section 2-3.64a5 of the School Code and that such qualified schools shall pay costs associated with this requirement.​

 News and Updates

 Presentations and Webinars

  • Invest in Kids Act 2020 SAT-PSAT Implementation Workshops
    The College Board and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are excited to provide this free 2 ½ hour workshop designed to provide participants with training for the SAT School Day, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 spring 2020 administrations. ISBE requires all Invest in Kids Scholarship recipients in grade 9 to take the PSAT 8/9, those in grade 10 must take the PSAT 10, and those in grade 11 must take the SAT.
    The following topics will be covered in the workshop:
    • Updates and changes for the spring 2020 school day administration
    • Review of SSD accommodations and updates
    • Test day information, planning, and security
    • Continued support available to students and educators through free Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
    • Intended audience: SAT and PSAT Coordinators, SSD Coordinators, and other staff supporting assessments and curriculum
    Note: Free parking for the public is unavailable.
    Dates and Locations for Workshops:
    • Tuesday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Illinois State Board of Education 100 N. First Street
      Springfield, IL 62777 This workshop is full.
    • Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Illinois State Board of Education 100 N. First Street
      Springfield, IL 62777 This workshop is full.
    Registration: Free with light refreshments available.
    Springfield Parking

    All workshops are currently at maximum capacity.

    Thank you registering for this workshop.


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  • January 8, 2020: Invest in Kids Act Webinar – Assessing Students in Grades 3-8
    ISBE and Pearson staff will share detailed information regarding accessing PAN, material orders, staffing, and general testing logistics and protocol.​

  • December 17, 2019: Invest in Kids Act Webinar – Assessing Students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 
    ISBE and College Board staff provide detailed information regarding test site establishment, materials orders, staffing, and general testing logistics and protocol.
  • Invest in Kids Act General Information
  • December 5, 2019: Infrastructure Trial & Proctor Cache Webinar for IAR Grades 3-8
  • September 26, 2019: Invest in Kids Act Webinar
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