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100 Schools Recognized for Academic Improvement
This week the Illinois State Board of Education completed
recognition activities of 100 schools statewide that received Academic Improvement
Awards. The schools selected
from the more than 4200 statewide have data which shows improvement in their
In addition to the 42 schools recognized last month in
For a p
Located throughout the state, the award-winners rep
Missing Enrollment Data
In an effort to provide AYP participation calculations
based on accurate first-day-of-testing enrollment data, the Illinois State
Board of Education (ISBE) is providing an elect
During the data collection process, the number of students enrolled on the first day of testing should have been entered for each school with one or more tested grades and then these enrollment data should have been approved at both the school and district levels by the district superintendent.
To date, about 175 schools in about 125 districts have not entered any enrollment data for their schools in the SchoolHouse system. In addition, a number of schools have entered enrollment data, but the data were never approved by the district superintendent at the school and/or the district level. In order for ISBE to use the data in final AYP participation calculations, separate approvals are required on SchoolHouse for each school and for the district as a whole (all schools).
Unless these data are entered and subsequently approved by the district superintendent, AYP participation cannot be calculated and the affected school(s) will be considered as not having made AYP.
Pearson sent several e-mail reminders to district superintendents
last month (on May 7, 14, 18, and 20) regarding incomplete or unapproved enrollment
data. This month, ISBE
If enrollment data have been entered for a school, but these data have not been approved at both the school and district levels, the district superintendent should review the instructions on pages 21 – 23 (HOW TO APPROVE ENROLLMENTS) in the Illinois Data Collection User’s Guide, which is available on the ISBE Web site at www.isbe.net/assessment. If you still have questions about the approval process after reviewing the instructions, please contact Pearson Educational Measurement at 800/627-7990, state code 814.
Thank you for your help in accomplishing this important task that is necessary to satisfy the requirements of NCLB.
The Annual Student Report for all school
districts reporting an enrollment of LEP students is due to Dr. Lilibeth Gumia
School districts may submit both reports simultaneously
as long as the ASR is received by June 30th. All Title III grant recipients
will be notified of the prog
School Violence Preparedness and Response
The Springfield Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in partnership with ISBE, will host four one-day seminars for School Violence Preparedness and Response. These seminars will be held:
July 12 -
July 13 -
July 14 -
July 15 - Carterville
For further information and registration, please go to http://www.isbe.net/sos/pdf/school_violence.pdf
Child Abduction Prevention Education
The Illinois School Code currently mandates child abduction prevention education in grades K-8 (105ILCS, 5/27-13.2).
As part of the State of
For further information or any questions about this issue, contact Cinda Lubich of the Illinois State Police Clearinghouse for Missing Children at 1-800/843-5763.