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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/assistive-technology-disabilities
Find Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
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Learn more about equipment, funding, consultation, evaluation resources, implementation strategies, best practices, and other services available to ensure children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/student-assessments
Find Information on Student Assessments
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With the adoption of the new Illinois Learning Standards, the state has retired many of its old tests. Our new, innovative assessments allow students to show what they know and are able to do and provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/early-childhood
Find Early Childhood Programs & Resources
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Learn more about the Birth through Third Grade Continuity Project, the Prevention Initiative, Preschool For All, the Preschool Expansion Model, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Special Education, and resources for Preschool English Language Learners.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DNR/order-publications
Order Natural Resources Publications Online
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IDNR publications can be ordered online.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/resources-teachers
Find Resources for Teachers
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Educators can find resources to help students grow and achieve, including links to webpages organized by program area, a list of announcements and deadlines, and a list of frequently asked questions.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/career-ed-information
Find Career & Technical Education Information
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Career and Technical Education programs in areas such as agricultural, business, marketing, computer technology, and engineering provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/online-courses-educators
Online Professional Development Courses for Educators
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Illinois Virtual School provides educators with quality online professional development. Educators can use IVS to earn ISBE-approved professional development clock hours.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/view-report-cards
View School Report Cards
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ISBE's Illinois Report Card provides families, educators, and communities with an annual informational snapshot of public schools across Illinois. Find school state-, district-, and school-level data on academic performance, school environment, educators, students, and highlights provided by principals.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/parcc
Find Information on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
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PARCC is Illinois' required accountability assessment for public school students in third through 12th grades. PARCC assesses students based on the new Illinois Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/educator-licensure-information
Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)
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ELIS allows all educators, administrators, district employees, licensure officers, ROEs, and the public to operate in one system. ELIS provides educators with a clear and streamlined process to apply for and maintain their credentials.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ICCB/ged-online-learning
GED Online Learning (GED-i)
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The mission of the Illinois Community College Board, as the state coordinating board for community colleges, is to administer the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities, promotes cooperation within the system, and accommodates those State of Illinois initiatives that are appropriate for community colleges. As an integral part of the state’s system of higher education, community colleges are committed to providing high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective educational opportunities for the individuals and communities they serve.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISBE/obtain-teacher-certification
Re-Certify, Prepare for, & Obtain a Teacher Certification
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Find Illinois educator licensing requirements, information about license renewal and reinstatement, professional development opportunities, and guidelines to become an approved professional development provider.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDHR
Human Rights, Department of
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"). The Act prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations and housing. The Act also prohibits sexual harassment in education.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/TRS
Teachers’ Retirement System
Retirement security for Illinois educators is the primary goal of the TRS Board of Trustees and the underlying principle in the evaluation of all legislative proposals. In order to provide this security, adequate funding is necessary to meet the requirements of the Illinois Pension Code. Funding must be provided on an actuarial basis as determined by the System and include regular and continuing contributions from the State of Illinois employer and employees.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/SUCSS
State Universities Civil Service System
The State Universities Civil Service System (University System) is provided authority through legislative Statute and is empowered through the University Civil Service Merit Board to develop, maintain, and administer a comprehensive and efficient program of human resource administration for the higher education community.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISAC
Student Assistance Commission, Illinois
ISAC's Mission Statement Making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISBE
Education, Board of
ISBE provides leadership and resources to achieve excellence across all Illinois districts through engaging stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IBHE
Higher Education, Board of
Board of Higher Education's goal was to create an agency with the expertise, credibility, and statewide perspective to map an efficient and orderly course for the dramatic growth of higher education then underway.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ALPLM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum brings to life Abraham Lincoln’s story through immersive exhibits and displays of original artifacts.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ILETSB
Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, Illinois
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is the state agency mandated to promote and maintain a high level of professional standards for law enforcement and correctional officers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICCB
Community College Board, Illinois
In 1965, the Illinois General Assembly established the Illinois Community College Board to create a system of public community colleges that would be within easy reach of every resident.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/SURS
State Universities Retirement System
Mission ; To secure and deliver the retirement benefits promised to our members.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ELRB
Educational Labor Relations Board, Illinois
The IELRB is the state agency administering the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, which establishes the right of educational employees to organize and bargain collectively.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/UIC
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.

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