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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/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/legislation-schools
Find Legislation Regarding Illinois Schools
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The Illinois State Board of Education advocates for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. Read frequently asked questions and summaries of education-related bills.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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/education/parents/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/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/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/parents/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/education/parents/ISBE/home-school
Home School My Child
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Find information on home schooling in Illinois and ISBE’s optional home schooling registration form.
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/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/parents/ISBE/special-ed-services
Find Special Education Services Information
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Special Education Services assures that school districts’ programs and services for students with special needs meet state and federal requirements.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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/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/parents/ISBE/english-learners
Find Information for English Learners
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Learn more about support services for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have been identified as English Learners.
https://www2.illinois.gov/education/parents/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.