UPDATED Approved ESSA State Plan (Approved by ED on 8/30/2017)

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​Updated: Approved ESSA State Plan - Approved by the U.S. Department of Education (08/30/17)
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAStatePlanforIllinois.pdf

ESSA Plan Appendix: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAPlanAppendix.pdf
ESSA Responses Summary Chart​: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSA_Responses_Summary_Chart.pdf

ISBE submitted the ESSA State Plan for Illinois to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on April 1, 2017. On April 10, 2017, ED identified a section of the plan that it considered incomplete. This section included measurements of interim progress for academic attainment, graduation rate, and English Learner proficiency.

In the plan submitted on April 1, 2017, ISBE stated that it intends to develop measurements of interim progress based on three-year baseline data and that this data is currently unavailable due to not having three years of data from which to determine a baseline for academic attainment, graduation rate, and English Learner proficiency.

In order for the plan to be reviewed in May 2017, ISBE provided measurements of interim progress by using the 15-year time line recommended by stakeholders for academic attainment based upon 2016 PARCC data in grades 3-12; four-year, five-year, and six-year graduation rates; and English Learner proficiency on ACCESS.

The ESSA State Plan for Illinois that contains this information was submitted to ED on May 2, 2017. In this updated version of the plan, ISBE states that the measures of interim progress for academic attainment, graduation rate, and English Learner proficiency will be revisited once three-year composite averages are available for the data.

On May 4, 2017, ED verified that the ESSA State Plan for Illinois is complete and it will undergo peer review between May 22-24, 2017.