Bill Text: IL SB3538 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires a school report card to include the most current data collected and maintained by the State Board of Education on the percentage of students, by grade level, who have an individualized education program or a federal Section 504 plan and who are chronically absent. Effective July 1, 2018.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-04-13 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB3538 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB3538-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
SB3538

Introduced 2/16/2018, by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/10-17a from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a

Amends the School Code. Requires a school report card to include the most current data collected and maintained by the State Board of Education on the percentage of students, by grade level, who have an individualized education program or a federal Section 504 plan and who are chronically absent. Effective July 1, 2018.
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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-17a as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-17a) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a)
7 (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-448)
8 Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
9cards.
10 (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
11school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
12Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report card,
13school district report cards, and school report cards, and
14shall by the most economic means provide to each school
15district in this State, including special charter districts and
16districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the report
17cards for the school district and each of its schools.
18 (2) In addition to any information required by federal law,
19the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators and
20presentation of the school report card, which must include, at
21a minimum, the most current data collected and maintained by
22the State Board of Education related to the following:
23 (A) school characteristics and student demographics,

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1 including average class size, average teaching experience,
2 student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
3 students classified as low-income; the percentage of
4 students classified as English learners; the percentage of
5 students who have individualized education programs plans
6 or 504 plans that provide for special education services;
7 the percentage of students, by grade level, who have an
8 individualized education program or a federal Section 504
9 plan and who are chronically absent; the number and
10 percentage of all students who have been assessed for
11 placement in a gifted education or advanced academic
12 program and, of those students: (i) the racial and ethnic
13 breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are classified as
14 low-income, and (iii) the number and percentage of students
15 who received direct instruction from a teacher who holds a
16 gifted education endorsement and, of those students, the
17 percentage who are classified as low-income; the
18 percentage of students scoring at the "exceeds
19 expectations" level on the assessments required under
20 Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of students
21 who annually transferred in or out of the school district;
22 the per-pupil operating expenditure of the school
23 district; and the per-pupil State average operating
24 expenditure for the district type (elementary, high
25 school, or unit);
26 (B) curriculum information, including, where

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1 applicable, Advanced Placement, International
2 Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
3 courses, foreign language classes, school personnel
4 resources (including Career Technical Education teachers),
5 before and after school programs, extracurricular
6 activities, subjects in which elective classes are
7 offered, health and wellness initiatives (including the
8 average number of days of Physical Education per week per
9 student), approved programs of study, awards received,
10 community partnerships, and special programs such as
11 programming for the gifted and talented, students with
12 disabilities, and work-study students;
13 (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
14 percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
15 State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
16 grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students enrolled
17 in post-secondary institutions (including colleges,
18 universities, community colleges, trade/vocational
19 schools, and training programs leading to career
20 certification within 2 semesters of high school
21 graduation), the percentage of students graduating from
22 high school who are college and career ready, and the
23 percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
24 colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
25 that the community college, college, or university
26 identifies as a developmental course;

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1 (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
2 percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned 5
3 credits or more without failing more than one core class, a
4 measure of students entering kindergarten ready to learn, a
5 measure of growth, and the percentage of students who enter
6 high school on track for college and career readiness;
7 (E) the school environment, including, where
8 applicable, the percentage of students with less than 10
9 absences in a school year, the percentage of teachers with
10 less than 10 absences in a school year for reasons other
11 than professional development, leaves taken pursuant to
12 the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term
13 disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
14 percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
15 previous year, the number of different principals at the
16 school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
17 a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
18 used by the district to determine whether a student is
19 eligible for participation in a gifted education program or
20 advanced academic program and the manner in which parents
21 and guardians are made aware of the process and criteria, 2
22 or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
23 or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
24 Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar
25 indicators included on school report cards for all surveys
26 selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section

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1 2-3.153 of this Code, and the combined percentage of
2 teachers rated as proficient or excellent in their most
3 recent evaluation;
4 (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
5 balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
6 Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
7 (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
8 State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of the
9 State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the school's
10 employees, which shall be reported to the State Board of
11 Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of the State
12 of Illinois; and
13 (H) for a school district organized under Article 34 of
14 this Code only, State contributions to the Public School
15 Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago and State
16 contributions for health care for employees of that school
17 district; .
18 (I) (G) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy,
19 as defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
20 18-8.15 of this Code;
21 (J) (H) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
22 defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
23 18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount; and
24 (K) (I) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined
25 in paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of
26 this Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target,

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1 as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
2 18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount.
3 The school report card shall also provide information that
4allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
5environment data to the State average, to the school data from
6the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
7environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
8enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
9and English learners.
10 As used in this subsection paragraph (2):
11 "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
12which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive ability
13or advanced academic achievement compared to local age peers
14and in which the curriculum is substantially differentiated
15from the general curriculum to provide appropriate challenge
16and pace.
17 "Gifted education" means educational services, including
18differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
19to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
20of this Code.
21 (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
22school district report card shall include a subset of the
23information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
24subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information relating
25to the operating expense per pupil and other finances of the
26school district, and the State report card shall include a

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1subset of the information identified in paragraphs (A) through
2(E) of subsection (2) of this Section.
3 (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
4Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
5State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
6amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
7State report card.
8 (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
9of the school district and school report cards from the State
10Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
11special charter districts and districts subject to the
12provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
13regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
14requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
15Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
16site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of general
17circulation serving the district, and, upon request, send the
18report cards home to a parent (unless the district does not
19maintain an Internet web site, in which case the report card
20shall be sent home to parents without request). If the district
21posts the report card on its Internet web site, the district
22shall send a written notice home to parents stating (i) that
23the report card is available on the web site, (ii) the address
24of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of the report card
25will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv) the telephone
26number that parents may call to request a printed copy of the

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1report card.
2 (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 this amendatory
3Act of the 98th General Assembly repeals, supersedes,
4invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in lawsuits pending
5on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public Act 98-648) this
6amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in Illinois courts
7involving the interpretation of Public Act 97-8.
8(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15; 99-193, eff. 7-30-15;
999-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-227, eff. 8-18-17; 100-364, eff.
101-1-18; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; revised 9-25-17.)
11 (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-448)
12 Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
13cards.
14 (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
15school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
16Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report card,
17school district report cards, and school report cards, and
18shall by the most economic means provide to each school
19district in this State, including special charter districts and
20districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the report
21cards for the school district and each of its schools.
22 (2) In addition to any information required by federal law,
23the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators and
24presentation of the school report card, which must include, at
25a minimum, the most current data collected and maintained by

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1the State Board of Education related to the following:
2 (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
3 including average class size, average teaching experience,
4 student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
5 students classified as low-income; the percentage of
6 students classified as English learners; the percentage of
7 students who have individualized education programs plans
8 or 504 plans that provide for special education services;
9 the percentage of students, by grade level, who have an
10 individualized education program or a federal Section 504
11 plan and who are chronically absent; the number and
12 percentage of all students who have been assessed for
13 placement in a gifted education or advanced academic
14 program and, of those students: (i) the racial and ethnic
15 breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are classified as
16 low-income, and (iii) the number and percentage of students
17 who received direct instruction from a teacher who holds a
18 gifted education endorsement and, of those students, the
19 percentage who are classified as low-income; the
20 percentage of students scoring at the "exceeds
21 expectations" level on the assessments required under
22 Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of students
23 who annually transferred in or out of the school district;
24 average daily attendance; the per-pupil operating
25 expenditure of the school district; and the per-pupil State
26 average operating expenditure for the district type

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1 (elementary, high school, or unit);
2 (B) curriculum information, including, where
3 applicable, Advanced Placement, International
4 Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
5 courses, foreign language classes, school personnel
6 resources (including Career Technical Education teachers),
7 before and after school programs, extracurricular
8 activities, subjects in which elective classes are
9 offered, health and wellness initiatives (including the
10 average number of days of Physical Education per week per
11 student), approved programs of study, awards received,
12 community partnerships, and special programs such as
13 programming for the gifted and talented, students with
14 disabilities, and work-study students;
15 (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
16 percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
17 State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
18 grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students enrolled
19 in post-secondary institutions (including colleges,
20 universities, community colleges, trade/vocational
21 schools, and training programs leading to career
22 certification within 2 semesters of high school
23 graduation), the percentage of students graduating from
24 high school who are college and career ready, and the
25 percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
26 colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses

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1 that the community college, college, or university
2 identifies as a developmental course;
3 (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
4 percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned 5
5 credits or more without failing more than one core class, a
6 measure of students entering kindergarten ready to learn, a
7 measure of growth, and the percentage of students who enter
8 high school on track for college and career readiness;
9 (E) the school environment, including, where
10 applicable, the percentage of students with less than 10
11 absences in a school year, the percentage of teachers with
12 less than 10 absences in a school year for reasons other
13 than professional development, leaves taken pursuant to
14 the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term
15 disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
16 percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
17 previous year, the number of different principals at the
18 school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
19 a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
20 used by the district to determine whether a student is
21 eligible for participation in a gifted education program or
22 advanced academic program and the manner in which parents
23 and guardians are made aware of the process and criteria, 2
24 or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
25 or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
26 Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar

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1 indicators included on school report cards for all surveys
2 selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section
3 2-3.153 of this Code, and the combined percentage of
4 teachers rated as proficient or excellent in their most
5 recent evaluation;
6 (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
7 balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
8 Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
9 (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
10 State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of the
11 State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the school's
12 employees, which shall be reported to the State Board of
13 Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of the State
14 of Illinois; and
15 (H) for a school district organized under Article 34 of
16 this Code only, State contributions to the Public School
17 Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago and State
18 contributions for health care for employees of that school
19 district; .
20 (I) (G) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy,
21 as defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
22 18-8.15 of this Code;
23 (J) (H) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
24 defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
25 18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount; and
26 (K) (I) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined

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1 in paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of
2 this Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target,
3 as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
4 18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount.
5 The school report card shall also provide information that
6allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
7environment data to the State average, to the school data from
8the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
9environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
10enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
11and English learners.
12 As used in this subsection paragraph (2):
13 "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
14which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive ability
15or advanced academic achievement compared to local age peers
16and in which the curriculum is substantially differentiated
17from the general curriculum to provide appropriate challenge
18and pace.
19 "Gifted education" means educational services, including
20differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
21to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
22of this Code.
23 For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
24"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
25number of attendance days during the previous school year for
26any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance by

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1Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
2 (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
3school district report card shall include a subset of the
4information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
5subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information relating
6to the operating expense per pupil and other finances of the
7school district, and the State report card shall include a
8subset of the information identified in paragraphs (A) through
9(E) of subsection (2) of this Section. The school district
10report card shall include the average daily attendance, as that
11term is defined in subsection (2) of this Section, of students
12who have individualized education programs and students who
13have 504 plans that provide for special education services
14within the school district.
15 (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
16Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
17State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
18amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
19State report card.
20 (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
21of the school district and school report cards from the State
22Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
23special charter districts and districts subject to the
24provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
25regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
26requirements, post the report cards on the school district's

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1Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
2site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of general
3circulation serving the district, and, upon request, send the
4report cards home to a parent (unless the district does not
5maintain an Internet web site, in which case the report card
6shall be sent home to parents without request). If the district
7posts the report card on its Internet web site, the district
8shall send a written notice home to parents stating (i) that
9the report card is available on the web site, (ii) the address
10of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of the report card
11will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv) the telephone
12number that parents may call to request a printed copy of the
13report card.
14 (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 this amendatory
15Act of the 98th General Assembly repeals, supersedes,
16invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in lawsuits pending
17on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public Act 98-648) this
18amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in Illinois courts
19involving the interpretation of Public Act 97-8.
20(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15; 99-193, eff. 7-30-15;
2199-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-227, eff. 8-18-17; 100-364, eff.
221-1-18; 100-448, eff. 7-1-19; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; revised
239-25-17.)
24 Section 95. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act makes
25changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by text

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1that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a Section
2represented by multiple versions), the use of that text does
3not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the changes
4made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any other
5Public Act.
6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
72018.
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