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1 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall No Child Left Behind: Another school year begins…

2 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Illinois Laws Align with NCLB Illinois Public Act in 2002 NAEP Report Card on web Bilingual service notices Public School Choice parameters Illinois Public Act on assessment in 2003 Testing all grades 3-8 and once at 11 th in reading and mathematics in 2006 Maximum of 35 hours of student testing in gr. 3-8 as of 2006 Writing at grades 3, 4, 6 and 8 Social sciences at 5 and 8 Illinois Public Act on accountability in 2003 All schools accountable School and district AEW and AW status/improvement planning Appeals process

3 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Key Dates for Illinois for assessment and accountability 2002Baseline data/all students count Feb 2003 NAEP taken by all selected schools July 2003 ISAT/IMAGE/IAA/PSAE Prelim Scores Summer 2003Preliminary notification of AYP Single accountability system Additional testing to be in place Spring 2006 All teachers & parapros qualified Science assessments required

4 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall The AsAssessment, AYP and Accountability

5 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What Assessments Are Currently Used? The reading and mathematics portions of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in grades 3, 5, & 8. The reading and mathematics portions of the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) in grade 11. The reading and mathematics portions of the Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English (IMAGE) in grades 3, 5, 8, & 11. The reading and mathematics portions of the Illinois Alternate Assessment in grades 3, 5, 8, & 11. The Grade 2 Assessment in reading and mathematics.

6 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What Must Change? Every state must develop and implement a single statewide accountability system and account for the achievement of all public school students. The accountability system must include rewards and sanctions. Every state must define Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

7 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What Assessments Count? The reading and mathematics results from ISAT, PSAE, IMAGE, IAA, and Grade 2 Assessment in reading and mathematics. Other areas of the Illinois Learning Standards will be tested but are not part of the AYP calculations. For NCLB purposes, the scores are aggregated across grades (3, 5, 8 and 11 now; more grades in 2006) and across tests (PSAE, ISAT, IMAGE and IAA).

8 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Does Science Count Too? All areas of the standards/ILS are important. Science is a nationally-required test element as of Illinois has this in place now, in three grade spans, as required. Science scores WILL NOT COUNT in the AYP calculation. Reading and math, separately, are the two areas that count for AYP purposes.

9 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What About Writing? Like science, social science, foreign language, physical development and health, assessments do not count for AYP purposes. Based on task force recommendations and Board action, as of spring 2004 students will write one expository essay on the Grade 3 ISAT. There will be additional changes in 2006 as well Grade 4 with one essay in either expository or persuasive mode; Grade 6 and 8 with two essays in expository, persuasive or narrative; Grade 10 with voluntary writing assessment with 2 essays; and Grade 11 to continue with one essay of either persuasive or expository mode.

10 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Public Act on Assessment (HB 2352 of 2003) Implements NCLB re: missing grades for reading and mathematics. Clean up in writing testing re: genres/grades. Testing time will have to increase… Focus on norm-referenced assessments when possible, then enhance to meet needs. Defines pupils who must be assessed.

11 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Testing in Illinois per Public Act ISATPSAE Subject Tested Reading Math Writing Science Social Science PD/Health Fine Arts

12 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What Is AYP? AYP, adequate yearly progress, represents the annual academic performance targets in reading and math that the schools, districts and State must reach to be considered on track for 100% proficiency by school year As required by NCLB, each state shall establish a timeline for AYP. The timeline shall ensure that not later than 12 years after the school year, all students in each group will meet or exceed the State's standards. The ultimate goal of AYP is to have all students proficient in reading and math by 2014.

13 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall AYP for Schools All schools will have the same annual target. All schools must meet the 2003 annual target of 40% (in composite and disaggregated groups), with 100% meeting/exceeding standards by Schools over the baseline have no required progression rate, but the target moves up annually for all subgroups.

14 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall How Is AYP Calculated? Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations in Illinois are now based on three factors, beginning in 2003:three factors The percent of reading and math scores that meet or exceed standards, compared to the annual state targets; The participation rate of students taking the state tests, which must meet or exceed 95%; and The additional indicators of attendance rates of students in elementary and middle schools, and the graduation rates of students in high schools, which must meet or exceed the state's annual targets.

15 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall ReadingReading Math AYP is determined by making it over all 18 hurdles (9 hurdles for reading and 9 for math) by disaggregation of data. Composite American Indian American Indian Asian Black White Hispanic Students with Disabilities Students with Disabilities Low Income Low Income LEP

16 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Full School Year Factor Students have to be in that school for the entire school year, as evidenced by entry on the Fall Housing Report at the end of September annually. Those who are not enrolled in the school at that time are still tested and still counted for participation only, but if in the district prior to or on 9/30 are counted in AYP for participation and performance at the district level. If they were not in the district prior, they are counted at the state level.

17 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Subgroup Size Subgroups are comprised of students -- in the tested grades in that school, for reading and for math – for 8 categories of analysis + all. Subgroups of 40 or more count for NCLB/AYP purposes, in reading and in math (really, 37% for subgroups [not the composite] to compensate for errors in measurement for smaller subgroup sizes). To ensure confidentiality in reporting, subgroups of less then 10 are not reported.

18 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall % Tested aka Participation For reading and for math, participation rates are calculated by dividing the number of students tested (numerator) by the student enrollment on the first day of testing in the tested grades (denominator) x 100. For NCLB purposes, data are aggregated across grades (3, 5, 8 and 11 now; more later) and across tests (PSAE, ISAT, IMAGE and IAA).

19 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall % Tested Example – Math in K-8 site TestsGr 3Gr 5Gr 8 Total Gr 3Gr 5Gr 8 Total% Tested ISAT IMAGE IAA TOTAL

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21 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall AYP for Districts All school information aggregated at district level: 95% participation in tested grades; for reading and for math; Disaggregated data: subgroups exist at district level as well as school level (N = 40); Meets the performance indicator (attendance for elementary and middle schools; graduation for high schools). District sanctions Improvement plan Corrective action

22 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Illini Equal Steps Plan Illinois acknowledges that the federal requirement in NCLB is for equal increments so that by all students meet or exceed the Illinois Learning Standards. The Congressional intention using that language was to ensure that no State waited until near the end of the timeline and then expected enormous, unrealistic growth in the last two or three years.

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24 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Safe Harbor Safe Harbor provides another option to schools in danger ofnot meeting the NCLB achievement requirements. If a school does not make AYP in disaggregated subgroups, it can fulfill its progress requirement for the subgroup by: Decreasing by 10% the percentage of students who do not meet/exceed standards AND meet state threshold for graduation rate (for high schools) OR meet state threshold for attendance rates (for elementary/middle) Safe Harbor

25 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Safe Harbor (cont.) Participation does not apply to the subgroup but does apply to the school overall. Safe harbor only applies to subgroups, not to the composite. If composite is less than baseline in a given year (e.g., 40% in 2003), using safe harbor will not alleviate that problem. Safe harbor status will be reflected on the report card.

26 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Indicators Elementary and Middle Schools-- Attendance State average is 93% (stable figure) Threshold set for now – 88% (up to 92% by 2014 in 1 point increments) High School--Graduation State average is 85.2% via a cohort method Threshold set for now – 65% for 2003 (and up to 85% by 2014 in 2 point increments)

27 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Annual Targets for Attendance Rate [start at 88%]

28 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Annual Targets for Graduation Rate [start at 65%]

29 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Holding Schools Accountable For K-2 Schools Use of Terra Nova in 2002 and 2003 to 85 or so Title I schools in this status. The state will use backmapping in future years, with all schools in this status: Most such schools feed directly 1:1into a school that serves grade 3 or more than grade 3; A few districts have multiple options and will need to work with them most closely. This assessment is included in the AYP calculations.

30 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Made AYP DNM 1 year DNM 2 year DNM 3 year DNM 4 year DNM 5 year 2 yr SIP XX Public school choice/transfer to higher performing school in district XXXX Supplemental educational services to low income students XXX Corrective action/expert evaluation of SIP and/or adopt new curriculum and/or replace staff and/or modify schedule XX School must be restructured using one option: charter school; replace principal/most staff; management by outside entity X

31 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall What Are The Current Numbers? Projections are that between 1500 and 1700 schools will not meet AYP criteria, either through not meeting academic targets, not meeting 95% participation requirements, or not meeting attendance/graduation targets. This is preliminary; calculations will be final in late October. About 700 schools that missed AYP last year missed AYP again this year. Of these, about 600 are Title I- funded schools and subject to sanctions of public school choice and supplemental educational services. In , of the 600 schools noted above, about 25 schools will be in corrective action, about 270 will have to offer choice, and about 300 will have to offer public school choice and supplemental educational services.

32 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Public School Choice In about 315 schools were to have offered public school choice, and about 25 were to have offered both choice and SES. About 1,793 students participated in public school choice and 773 youth participated in SES. In , there are 406,557 youth eligible in about 570 schools for choice. Not all will take advantage -- Rockford had 250 out of 6500; Springfield 2 out of 148; and Chicago 538 out of 270,757.

33 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Supplemental Educational Services ISBE initially approved 13 SES providers in December 2002 and currently has 17 approved providers. The provider list is on the agency web site at While about 300 schools will have to offer this option, dont know what it will finally mean in terms of prioritization for lowest income, lowest performing students.

34 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall History of Watch & Warning List Schools

35 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Public Act on Accountability (SB 878 of 2003) Single system of accountability. Cleans up AEW and AW status system. Title I schools have sanctions of public school choice and SES, but not all schools in Illinois. Other sanctions apply to all schools (reassign pupils or school personnel; new board, etc.). Defines all schools that will be impacted by a single system. Provides for an appeal process on school or district status.

36 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall And The Others Support Systems Appeals Dangerous Schools Personnel Funding

37 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Enhanced System of Support Regionalize delivery of training and support. Establish proven and standardized approaches and processes as a core. Allow customization for regional and local differences among schools and districts. Coordinate across programs & services. Maximize the efficient deployment of staff and resources.

38 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Appeals Advisory Committee State Superintendent appoints 9 members: 1 representative each of IEA and IFT 2 superintendents 1 parent 1 principal 1 business representative 1 Chicago representative 1 representing the general public Role is to hear appeals and recommend action to the State Superintendent within 30 days of the hearing. The State Board makes final decision.

39 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Persistently Dangerous Schools Criteria in Illinois -- For 2 consecutive years: have violence-related expulsions > 3% AND have one or more students expelled for a federal Gun Free Schools Act violation AND have 3% or more of the student enrollment exercising the individual option (3% of victims of violence criminal offenses elect to transfer to another school within the district). Numbers in Illinois – none at this time. National #s – 61 schools for fall 2003 (28 in PA; 9 in PR; 8 in NV; 7 in NJ; 6 in TX; 2 in NY; 1 in OR). SB 814 (now SB 1957) in process before the General Assembly on unsafe school choice/persistently dangerous schools.

40 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Highly Qualified Personnel Who is affected? Every district. Teachers in core academic subjects: Now if entering a Title I school and paid for by Title I; If currently in that school by ; All by end of See criteria of June 2003 by ISBE at

41 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Highly Qualified Personnel (cont.) Core academic subjects are English, reading/language arts, math, science, foreign language, economics, arts, civic, government, history & geography. Requirements are linked to a teachers responsibilities (all of the teaching areas). Provisional vocational and substitute certificates are not considered full certificates for this purpose.

42 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall From Baseline Data Report of 9/03 % of Teachers with Provisional or Emergency Credentials – 2.4%. % of Teachers Programmatically Determined to be NCLB Highly Qualified – 76% (range from 69% to 82%, with 2 outliers). % of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers – 2.3%. On CeRTS, over 22,275 teachers have registered over 12,000 plans. Will be collecting data on paraprofessionals and on high quality professional development received.

43 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Qualified Paraprofessionals The law addresses responsibilities, location and funding. If the paraprofessional is in a Title I funded school, these requirements may be applicable: If in a Title I targeted school, and paid for by Title I to provide instructional support, then must meet; If in a Title I schoolwide school and providing instructional support, then must meet.

44 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Qualified Paraprofessionals (cont.) Requirements do not apply to: Translators; Those providing parental involvement; Those not providing instructional support. Requirements do apply to special education if the funding and the duties meet the specifications.

45 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Qualified Paraprofessionals (cont.) When the requirement must be met: 2 years of post-secondary study in an institution of higher education OR An Associates degree OR Meet a rigorous standard of quality as demonstrated through a formal state or local assessment measuring the ability to assist in the instruction of math, reading, and writing or math, reading and writing readiness.

46 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Qualified Paraprofessionals (cont.) Existing paraprofessionals hired before 1/8/02 and working in a setting that requires these credentials have until 1/8/06 to become qualified. Those paraprofessionals newly entering the system must be credentialed upon entry.

47 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Qualified Paraprofessionals (cont.) What are the state or local tests? The ParaPro assessment developed by the Education Testing Service works. Three ACT WorkKeys tests correspond to the NCLB-required areas, plus an assessment of the persons ability to assist in instruction. Take the tests and verify/validate scores for $28.90 per! ISBE is working with ICCB to design and implement an AAS degree and certificate for paraprofessional educators.

48 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall NCLB $$$$$ Title I, Part A Reading First Title II, TQ Title II, Tech Title II, M/S Title III 21 st Century TOTAL [$516,252.9M base] $430.7M $478.8M $32.8M $35.0M $111.9M $114.3M $25.5M $25.9M -0- $3.4M $19.9M $23.1M $12.5M $22.8M $705,797.7 $775,650.3

49 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Per Pupil Total Expenditures NCES, Digest of Education Statistics, 2000, Table 167

50 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall And Now The End…

51 Illinois State Board of Education, Fall Resources USDE web site at Illinois NCLB site at Illinois AYP web site at Supplemental services at Public school choice at Teacher quality information at


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