Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Friday Administrators Academy

  • 02/01/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL


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Legislation, Acceleration, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know 

Administrator Academy #3011 (New)

This Administrators Academy is targeted to district superintendents and district level administrators.  This course will increase awareness and  knowledge about acceleration, an evidence-based intervention for meeting the needs of high-ability learners.  The course reviews policy and legislation pertaining to acceleration.  Participants will align their district acceleration policies with the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act that requires districts to have a policy that allows for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, whole-grade acceleration, and subject acceleration.  Participants will also gain resources and knowledge to implement, review, and improve policies to meet the  needs of high-ability learners.

Participants will be able to 

(1) understand the legal, equity, and policy implications with respect to meeting the needs of high-ability learners; 

(2) understand the Accelerated Placement Act and its purpose; 

(3) understand the components of model acceleration policies and identify supporting  resources; 

(4) evaluate district/school acceleration policy in accordance with the Accelerated Placement Act and equitable, evidence-based practices; and 

(5) synthesize information and develop or improve the district plan to align district policy with the Accelerated Placement Act and effectively meet the needs of high-ability learners, including those from special needs and underserved populations.

Reporting requirements for IL School Report Card data  and ESSA related to high ability learners will also be addressed.

*Newly developed Academy; pending approval.

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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
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