State Report Cards to Get a New Look!
Parents and guardians in Illinois will soon have a new tool in their hands: A redesigned report card for Illinois schools and districts. Just as students bring home a report card, every school and district in the state receives one, too. The new Illinois School Report Card will provide clear and concise information about Illinois schools and districts.
House Bill 605, which introduced the redesigned Illinois School Report Card, was signed into law on Jan. 24, 2012 by Gov. Pat. Quinn. The legislation, now Public Act 097-0671, followed months of stakeholder deliberations and nearly 60 community focus groups organized by the Illinois P-20 Council’s Data, Assessment, & Accountability Committee.
The new report card will be packed with relevant new information and designed to be readable and user-friendly. It will become available for the 2012-2013 school year, published in the fall of 2013.