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Full Text of HB2072  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Jim Durkin


105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5

    Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning State goals and assessment.

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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
52-3.64a-5 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5)
7    Sec. 2-3.64a-5. State goals and assessment.
8    (a) For the the assessment and accountability purposes of
9this Section, "students" includes those students enrolled in a
10public or State-operated elementary school, secondary school,
11or cooperative or joint agreement with a governing body or
12board of control, a charter school operating in compliance
13with the Charter Schools Law, a school operated by a regional
14office of education under Section 13A-3 of this Code, or a
15public school administered by a local public agency or the
16Department of Human Services.
17    (b) The State Board of Education shall establish the
18academic standards that are to be applicable to students who
19are subject to State assessments under this Section. The State
20Board of Education shall not establish any such standards in
21final form without first providing opportunities for public
22participation and local input in the development of the final
23academic standards. Those opportunities shall include a



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1well-publicized period of public comment and opportunities to
2file written comments.
3    (c) Beginning no later than the 2014-2015 school year, the
4State Board of Education shall annually assess all students
5enrolled in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and
7    Beginning no later than the 2017-2018 school year, the
8State Board of Education shall annually assess all students in
9science at one grade in grades 3 through 5, at one grade in
10grades 6 through 8, and at one grade in grades 9 through 12.
11    The State Board of Education shall annually assess schools
12that operate a secondary education program, as defined in
13Section 22-22 of this Code, in English language arts and
14mathematics. The State Board of Education shall administer no
15more than 3 assessments, per student, of English language arts
16and mathematics for students in a secondary education program.
17One of these assessments shall be recognized by this State's
18public institutions of higher education, as defined in the
19Board of Higher Education Act, for the purpose of student
20application or admissions consideration. The assessment
21administered by the State Board of Education for the purpose
22of student application to or admissions consideration by
23institutions of higher education must be administered on a
24school day during regular student attendance hours.
25    Students who do not take the State's final accountability
26assessment or its approved alternate assessment may not



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1receive a regular high school diploma unless the student is
2exempted from taking the State assessments under subsection
3(d) of this Section because the student is enrolled in a
4program of adult and continuing education, as defined in the
5Adult Education Act, or the student is identified by the State
6Board of Education, through rules, as being exempt from the
8    The State Board of Education shall not assess students
9under this Section in subjects not required by this Section.
10    Districts shall inform their students of the timelines and
11procedures applicable to their participation in every yearly
12administration of the State assessments. The State Board of
13Education shall establish periods of time in each school year
14during which State assessments shall occur to meet the
15objectives of this Section.
16    The requirements of this subsection do not apply if the
17State Board of Education has received a waiver from the
18administration of assessments from the U.S. Department of
20    (d) Every individualized educational program as described
21in Article 14 shall identify if the State assessment or
22components thereof require accommodation for the student. The
23State Board of Education shall develop rules governing the
24administration of an alternate assessment that may be
25available to students for whom participation in this State's
26regular assessments is not appropriate, even with



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1accommodations as allowed under this Section.
2    Students receiving special education services whose
3individualized educational programs identify them as eligible
4for the alternative State assessments nevertheless shall have
5the option of also taking this State's regular final
6accountability assessment, which shall be administered in
7accordance with the eligible accommodations appropriate for
8meeting these students' respective needs.
9    All students determined to be English learners shall
10participate in the State assessments. The scores of those
11students who have been enrolled in schools in the United
12States for less than 12 months may not be used for the purposes
13of accountability. Any student determined to be an English
14learner shall receive appropriate assessment accommodations,
15including language supports, which shall be established by
16rule. Approved assessment accommodations must be provided
17until the student's English language skills develop to the
18extent that the student is no longer considered to be an
19English learner, as demonstrated through a State-identified
20English language proficiency assessment.
21    (e) The results or scores of each assessment taken under
22this Section shall be made available to the parents of each
24    In each school year, the scores attained by a student on
25the final accountability assessment must be placed in the
26student's permanent record pursuant to rules that the State



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1Board of Education shall adopt for that purpose in accordance
2with Section 3 of the Illinois School Student Records Act. In
3each school year, the scores attained by a student on the State
4assessments administered in grades 3 through 8 must be placed
5in the student's temporary record.
6    (f) All schools shall administer the State's academic
7assessment of English language proficiency to all children
8determined to be English learners.
9    (g) All schools in this State that are part of the sample
10drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics, in
11collaboration with their school districts and the State Board
12of Education, shall administer the academic assessments under
13the National Assessment of Educational Progress carried out
14under Section 411(b)(2) of the federal National Education
15Statistics Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. 9010) if the U.S. Secretary
16of Education pays the costs of administering the assessments.
17    (h) (Blank).
18    (i) For the purposes of this subsection (i), "academically
19based assessments" means assessments consisting of questions
20and answers that are measurable and quantifiable to measure
21the knowledge, skills, and ability of students in the subject
22matters covered by the assessments. All assessments
23administered pursuant to this Section must be academically
24based assessments. The scoring of academically based
25assessments shall be reliable, valid, and fair and shall meet
26the guidelines for assessment development and use prescribed



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1by the American Psychological Association, the National
2Council on Measurement in Education, and the American
3Educational Research Association.
4    The State Board of Education shall review the use of all
5assessment item types in order to ensure that they are valid
6and reliable indicators of student performance aligned to the
7learning standards being assessed and that the development,
8administration, and scoring of these item types are
9justifiable in terms of cost.
10    (j) The State Superintendent of Education shall appoint a
11committee of no more than 21 members, consisting of parents,
12teachers, school administrators, school board members,
13assessment experts, regional superintendents of schools, and
14citizens, to review the State assessments administered by the
15State Board of Education. The Committee shall select one of
16its members as its chairperson. The Committee shall meet on an
17ongoing basis to review the content and design of the
18assessments (including whether the requirements of subsection
19(i) of this Section have been met), the time and money expended
20at the local and State levels to prepare for and administer the
21assessments, the collective results of the assessments as
22measured against the stated purpose of assessing student
23performance, and other issues involving the assessments
24identified by the Committee. The Committee shall make periodic
25recommendations to the State Superintendent of Education and
26the General Assembly concerning the assessments.



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1    (k) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
2implement this Section.
3(Source: P.A. 100-7, eff. 7-1-17; 100-222, eff. 8-18-17;
4100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-1046, eff. 8-23-18; 101-643, eff.