Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. With regard to the State Board of Education developing recognition standards for student performance and school improvement, removes provisions providing for a Multiple Measure Index in determining standards for student performance. Changes references from the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" to the "Every Student Succeeds Act". Provides that, beginning in fiscal year 2018, the State Board of Education may identify a school district as eligible for targeted and comprehensive services under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Requires a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program to provide grants to support whole child-focused (rather than academically focused) after-school programs that are aligned with the regular academic programs of a school and the academic needs of students who attend a high-poverty, low-performing school. Requires the State Board of Education to administer a climate survey to provide feedback from, at minimum, students in grades 4 through 12 and teachers on the instructional environment within a school. Repeals provisions governing the Multiple Measure Index and Annual Measurable Objectives, class size reduction grant programs, and highly qualified teachers under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as introduced, but makes changes concerning legislative intent, State accountability, the date by which the State Board of Education may begin identifying a school district as eligible for services under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program, State assessments, class size reduction funds, alternate survey of learning conditions instruments, and the repeal of provisions concerning highly qualified teacher funding. Effective immediately.
Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide the Balanced Accountability Measure Committee an annual report with data and other information collected from entities identified by the State Board as learning partners (rather than lead partners), including, but not limited to, data and information on the learning partners' (rather than the Committee's) effectiveness, geographic distribution, and cost to serve as part of a comprehensive statewide system of support. Provides that, pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the State Board may establish educator preparation pilot programs (rather than establish entrance educator preparation programs, encourage collaboration between schools of educator preparation and high-need districts, establish projects to recruit, select, prepare, and provide professional development for teachers or school leaders, and establish initiatives that focus on funding performance-based programs or human capital management systems). Repeals a provision in the Chicago School District Article on partnership agreements for advancing student achievement. Makes other and conforming changes.