State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard


105 ILCS 5/10-17a  from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a

    Amends the School Code. Requires a school district's school report card to include average daily attendance by grade level. Effective immediately.

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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    Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
9    (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
10school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
11Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report card,
12school district report cards, and school report cards, and
13shall by the most economic means provide to each school
14district in this State, including special charter districts and
15districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the report
16cards for the school district and each of its schools.
17    (2) In addition to any information required by federal law,
18the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators and
19presentation of the school report card, which must include, at
20a minimum, the most current data possessed by the State Board
21of Education related to the following:
22        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
23    including average class size, average daily attendance (as



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1    defined under subsection (C) of Section 18-8.05 of this
2    Code and calculated under subsection (F) of Section 18-8.05
3    of this Code) by grade level, 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 plans or 504
8    plans that provide for special education services; the
9    percentage of students who annually transferred in or out
10    of the school district; the per-pupil operating
11    expenditure of the school district; and the per-pupil State
12    average operating expenditure for the district type
13    (elementary, high school, or unit);
14        (B) curriculum information, including, where
15    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
16    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
17    courses, foreign language classes, school personnel
18    resources (including Career Technical Education teachers),
19    before and after school programs, extracurricular
20    activities, subjects in which elective classes are
21    offered, health and wellness initiatives (including the
22    average number of days of Physical Education per week per
23    student), approved programs of study, awards received,
24    community partnerships, and special programs such as
25    programming for the gifted and talented, students with
26    disabilities, and work-study students;



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1        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
2    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
3    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
4    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students enrolled
5    in post-secondary institutions (including colleges,
6    universities, community colleges, trade/vocational
7    schools, and training programs leading to career
8    certification within 2 semesters of high school
9    graduation), the percentage of students graduating from
10    high school who are college and career ready, and the
11    percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
12    colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
13    that the community college, college, or university
14    identifies as a developmental course;
15        (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
16    percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned 5
17    credits or more without failing more than one core class, a
18    measure of students entering kindergarten ready to learn, a
19    measure of growth, and the percentage of students who enter
20    high school on track for college and career readiness;
21        (E) the school environment, including, where
22    applicable, the percentage of students with less than 10
23    absences in a school year, the percentage of teachers with
24    less than 10 absences in a school year for reasons other
25    than professional development, leaves taken pursuant to
26    the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term



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1    disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
2    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
3    previous year, the number of different principals at the
4    school in the last 6 years, 2 or more indicators from any
5    school climate survey selected or approved by the State and
6    administered pursuant to Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with
7    the same or similar indicators included on school report
8    cards for all surveys selected or approved by the State
9    pursuant to Section 2-3.153 of this Code, and the combined
10    percentage of teachers rated as proficient or excellent in
11    their most recent evaluation; and
12        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
13    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
14    Section 2-3.25a of this Code.
15    The school report card shall also provide information that
16allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
17environment data to the State average, to the school data from
18the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
19environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
20enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
21and English learners.
22    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
23school district report card shall include a subset of the
24information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
25subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information relating
26to the operating expense per pupil and other finances of the



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



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1number that parents may call to request a printed copy of the
2report card.
3    (6) Nothing contained in this amendatory Act of the 98th
4General Assembly repeals, supersedes, invalidates, or
5nullifies final decisions in lawsuits pending on the effective
6date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly in
7Illinois courts involving the interpretation of Public Act
9(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-648, eff. 7-1-14; 99-30,
10eff. 7-10-15; 99-193, eff. 7-30-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.