Illinois and ESSA
(8/30/16) - Illinois' first draft of an ESSA implementation plan is now available for viewing at the Illinois State Board of Education website (click here). A second listening tour is scheduled for stakeholders and the community to react and provide feedback on the draft plan. The tour begins September 6 at Freeport High School and continues through September 28. View the full schedule here.
IPA and Alliance partners have been involved in ESSA Stakeholder workgroups since early July and discussing accountability items such as long term and interim goals, performance ratings that allow for meaningful differentiation among schools, student success and school quality indicators and English Learner proficiency. If you have thoughts to share on these or other topics, please contact Alison Maley.
NASSP is hosting a series of webinars on various provisions of ESSA important to principals. The first webinar addressed Title I, and subsequent webinars will address Title II and TItle IV provisions of the law. See below for more information.