Public Act 100-465
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.
The State Board of Education is hosting a series of meetings throughout the State regarding administration of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and SAT/PSAT 10/PSAT 8/9 in nonpublic schools to Invest in Kids scholarship recipients. The meetings are targeted at nonpublic school faculty and staff who will be responsible for administering the assessment. ISBE staff will offer a brief presentation followed by questions from attendees. Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the events listed below. Springfield date and location are forthcoming.
Dates and Locations:
- Thursday, January 9, 5-7pm: Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Rd, Crest Hill , Joliet
- Thursday, January 16, 5-7pm: Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 W Washington St, Springfield
Thank you for your RSVP to the Administration of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and SAT/PSAT 10/PSAT 8/9 in Nonpublic Schools to Invest in Kids Scholarship Recipients meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact Shelley Hamlin at (217) 782-4823 or email@example.com with any questions.
News and Updates
- Invest in Kids Testing Site Establishment Form
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All schools must complete this testing site establishment form (Deadline: January 10, 2020)
Resources and Documents
Illinois Assessment of Readiness: Grades 3-8
PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT: Grades 9, 10, and 11, respectively
Presentations and Webinars
- January 8, 2019: 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.
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1:30 PM CST
- December 17, 2019: Invest in Kids Act Webinar – Assessing Students in Grades 9, 10, and 11
ISBE and College Board staff will share detailed information regarding test site establishment, materials orders, staffing, and general testing logistics and protocol.
Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM CST.
- December 9, 2019: Invest in Kids Act
September 26, 2019: Invest in Kids Act Webinar
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