Innovation & Improvement
Supplemental Educational Services - PARS / STARS
All providers are required to:
- Submit cost estimates prior to serving a district;
- Submit actual cost reports at the close of services, and;
- Submit an end-of-year program report.
PARS is also the system that receives new applications from entities wishing to be approved to offer SES in Illinois, and it holds the approved applications as the system in which application updating occurs.
There is public read-only access to PARS by logging into PARS using "guest" as both the username and the password. Note that "guest" is all lower case letters.
Users should view Using the Provider Annual Reporting System (PARS) Presentation first as a kind of “instruction manual” for PARS. Please note the first two slides about the necessary version of Internet Explorer.
- PARS Log-in Screen
(If you experience problems connecting to this site, please contact ISBE SES staff).
All approved providers are required to use the STARS system for tracking student enrollment and attendance in SES classes and thereby to invoice districts.
The billable amount as shown in STARS is the legal billable amount for providers to present to districts. The simplest way to do so is for providers to use one of the two different billing reports that STARS can produce. Providers are responsible to ensure that the information in STARS is accurate and timely.
Having read the instructions and/or attended a STARS training session, users can then proceed to the program itself: