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https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISBE/isa
Find Information on the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
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Illinois administers a federally required science assessment to all students in fifth and eighth grades and after taking Biology I at the high school level. The Illinois Science Assessment aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISBE/kids
Find Information on the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
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KIDS is a research-based observational assessment tool for teachers to document and reflect on the learning, development, and readiness of all children in kindergarten. KIDS aligns with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISBE/school-bullying
Find Information on School Climate and Bullying
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Bullying behavior in schools can harm students’ social and emotional wellbeing and pose a significant barrier to learning. Find resources for creating and maintaining safe and inclusive school environments for all students.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/ALPLM/alplm-lincoln-library-school-planning
Plan Your School Visit
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Information on planning a school visit, or group of 15 or more, to the Abraham Lincoln presidential Library and Museum.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISBE/learning-standards
Find Illinois Learning Standards Information
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Learn more about the new Illinois Learning Standards for early learning, English/language arts, English language learning, fine arts, foreign language, math, PE/health, science, and social sciences.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/educators/ISBE/sat
Find Information on the SAT
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The College Board’s SAT with essay is the state's required accountability assessment for high school and also serves as a free college admissions exam. All public school students in 11th grade must take the SAT with essay in order to graduate with a regular diploma.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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/education/ALPLM/submission-Journal-illinois-history
Submission to Journal of Illinois History
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Submission guidelines for publishing papers in the Journal of Illinois History. The articles, chosen by the journal’s editors and an advisory board, must present sound research that draws original conclusions about state history.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/educators/DNR/order-publications
Order Natural Resources Publications Online
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IDNR publications can be ordered online.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISAC/529-Prepaid tuition
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Application
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The state's only prepaid tuition plan, College Illinois! offers families a unique way to plan for college costs, by prepaying for college tuition at today's plan rates. So no matter how high tuition rates climb by the time your student is ready to attend college, tuition and mandatory fees will be covered for the schools in their plan. As a 529 plan, College Illinois! offers great tax advantages, and the value of plan benefits can be used at most public and private colleges across the country.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/ISBE/meet-isbe
meet ISBE
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Meet the State Superintendent of Education and the nine members of the Illinois State Board of Education. Find the schedule, agenda, and packets for the board's monthly regular business meetings.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/educators/ISBE/school-grants
Find School Grants & Information
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ISBE offers numerous direct grant opportunities through state and federal funds received by the agency. ISBE also publicizes some opportunities for school districts to apply directly to federal agencies or private/corporate foundations for funding.

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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/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/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/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/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.

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