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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/CMS/trip
Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program
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Information on the Teachers' Retirement (health) Insurance Plan
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/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/services/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/services/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/services/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/services/ISBE/essa
Find Information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
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Find the most recently updated information and frequently asked questions about the federal education accountability law the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Illinois' ESSA State Plan establishes a new framework for measuring school quality and supporting all schools.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/college-access
College Access and Financial Aid: workshops and one-on-one assistance
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ISAC provides students and families with free assistance from experts on the college-going and financial aid process. ISAC can provide you with the information you need to identify and choose a college that is right for you, help you fill out your college applications, and guide you through the financial aid process so you can get all the financial aid for which you are eligible. ISAC offers free workshops across the state, as well as free one-on one mentoring in locations near you!
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/college-tools
College Access and Outreach: Tools and Resources
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ISAC's Student Portal offers free online applications and tools for college and scholarship search, calculating college costs and estimating financial aid, financial literacy and budgeting, career and job search, and more. Check out our internship and summer job board. Sign up for our free text messaging service to text your college and financial aid questions to our experts and have teh answers send directly to your phone!
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/financial-aid
Financial Aid: Grants and Scholarships
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ISAC manages and administers numerous college financial aid and scholarship, and repayment programs on behalf of the state, including the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the largest grant program for low-income college students in the state. Visit ISAC.org or call our call center for information on eligibility and applications for state financial aid.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ISAC/student-loan-default
Student Loan Default Prevention/Debt Management
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ISAC was previously a loan guarantor under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, a program that ended in 2010. ISAC continues to work with those who borrowed under the program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/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/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.

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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/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/SURS
State Universities Retirement System
Mission ; To secure and deliver the retirement benefits promised to our members.
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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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