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IAGC State Legislative Initiatives

Senate Bill 1223: Accelerated Placement Act  (Winter-Spring 2017):

    • Would ensure that all Illinois districts have acceleration policies grounded in established research for early entrance to kindergarten/first grade, subject acceleration, and whole-grade acceleration.
    • Published Accelerate Illinois report on acceleration in Illinois in collaboration with the Untapped Potential Project.
    • NAGC/Fordham High Flyer Blogpost

House Bill 2461: School Report Card Bill (Winter-Spring 2017):

    • Would require ISBE to collect and report for each school/district the percentage and demographics of students receiving gifted and accelerated services, the percentage of teachers with gifted education endorsements, disaggregated achievement and growth data for advanced students, and more.

Untapped Potential Act  (Spring-Summer 2016):

    • Collaborated with One Chance Illinois (OCI) to revise the Illinois School Code to ensure alignment with best practices for identifying gifted students. 
    • Results: The UP Act was passed unanimously by the House and Senate last spring and signed into law by Governor Rauner over the summer.
    • Co-sponsored the Untapped Potential Report published by OCI regarding underrepresentation of low-income and minority students in gifted programs in Illinois schools.


 

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Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
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