Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Advocacy Update: ISBE Listening Tour

05/16/2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member

ISBE is holding a listening tour regarding changes to the Illinois ESSA plan. See the meeting schedule below. We urge IAGC members to attend a meeting and voice support for keeping the proposed weighting of the Academic Indicator  (75%) and Student Success Indicator (25%)  for evaluating schools.

We encourage members to inquire:

  1. How schools will be held accountable for a year's growth for every child. 
  2. How state assessments will be structured to truly measure gifted student growth (above level).
  3. Why the implementation of the Student Success Indicator is being delayed, and particularly, for items in the Student Success Indicator that are currently not weighted (e.g. Fine Arts indicator), what are the plans to include it in the future. 

The 2019 Support and Accountability Listening Tour will include the following stops:

  • May 16, 5-7 p.m. – DuPage County ROE, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton  
  • May 20, 5-7 p.m. – Chicago, City of Chicago School District 299, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago
  • May 22, 5-7 p.m. – Springfield District 186, 1900 W. Monroe St., Springfield 
  • May 23, 5-7 p.m. – Carbondale Community High School, 1301 E. Walnut, Carbondale 
  • May 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Rock Island ROE, 3430 Avenue of the Cities, Moline

Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

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