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Full Text of HB3925  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/17/2023, by Rep. Janet Yang Rohr


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

    Amends the School Boards Article of the School Code. In provisions concerning the school report card, provides that an indicator regarding class characteristics and student demographics of a given class shall be collected. Details what specific information regarding the class characteristics and student demographics of a given class shall be collected. Provides that student outcomes, including, where applicable, the percentage of students who earn a C or higher in the class, the percentage of students who take the advanced placement test in an advanced placement class broken down by race, the passing rate of the advanced placement test broken down by race shall be collected. Provides that any indicators collected shall be aggregated at the class level, department level, and school level, and the indicators shall be collected from each course.

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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
12card, school district report cards, and school report cards,
13and shall by the most economical means provide to each school
14district in this State, including special charter districts
15and districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the
16report cards for the school district and each of its schools.
17Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency
18during school year 2020-2021, the State Board of Education
19shall have until December 31, 2021 to prepare and provide the
20report cards that would otherwise be due by October 31, 2021.
21During a school year in which the Governor has declared a
22disaster due to a public health emergency pursuant to Section
237 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the report



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1cards for the school districts and each of its schools shall be
2prepared by December 31.
3    (2) In addition to any information required by federal
4law, the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators
5and presentation of the school report card, which must
6include, at a minimum, the most current data collected and
7maintained by the State Board of Education related to the
9        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
10    including average class size, average teaching experience,
11    student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
12    students classified as low-income; the percentage of
13    students classified as English learners, the number of
14    students who graduate from a bilingual or English learner
15    program, and the number of students who graduate from,
16    transfer from, or otherwise leave bilingual programs; the
17    percentage of students who have individualized education
18    plans or 504 plans that provide for special education
19    services; the number and percentage of all students who
20    have been assessed for placement in a gifted education or
21    advanced academic program and, of those students: (i) the
22    racial and ethnic breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are
23    classified as low-income, and (iii) the number and
24    percentage of students who received direct instruction
25    from a teacher who holds a gifted education endorsement
26    and, of those students, the percentage who are classified



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1    as low-income; the percentage of students scoring at the
2    "exceeds expectations" level on the assessments required
3    under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of
4    students who annually transferred in or out of the school
5    district; average daily attendance; the per-pupil
6    operating expenditure of the school district; and the
7    per-pupil State average operating expenditure for the
8    district type (elementary, high school, or unit);
9        (B) curriculum information, including, where
10    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
11    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
12    courses, foreign language classes, computer science
13    courses, school personnel resources (including Career
14    Technical Education teachers), before and after school
15    programs, extracurricular activities, subjects in which
16    elective classes are offered, health and wellness
17    initiatives (including the average number of days of
18    Physical Education per week per student), approved
19    programs of study, awards received, community
20    partnerships, and special programs such as programming for
21    the gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and
22    work-study students;
23        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
24    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
25    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
26    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students who



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



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1    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
2    previous year, the number of different principals at the
3    school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
4    a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
5    used by the district to determine whether a student is
6    eligible for participation in a gifted education program
7    or advanced academic program and the manner in which
8    parents and guardians are made aware of the process and
9    criteria, the number of teachers who are National Board
10    Certified Teachers, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, 2
11    or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
12    or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
13    Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar
14    indicators included on school report cards for all surveys
15    selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section
16    2-3.153 of this Code, the combined percentage of teachers
17    rated as proficient or excellent in their most recent
18    evaluation, and, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year,
19    data on the number of incidents of violence that occurred
20    on school grounds or during school-related activities and
21    that resulted in an out-of-school suspension, expulsion,
22    or removal to an alternative setting, as reported pursuant
23    to Section 2-3.162;
24        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
25    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
26    Section 2-3.25a of this Code;



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1        (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
2    State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of
3    the State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the
4    school's employees, which shall be reported to the State
5    Board of Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of
6    the State of Illinois;
7        (H) for a school district organized under Article 34
8    of this Code only, State contributions to the Public
9    School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
10    and State contributions for health care for employees of
11    that school district;
12        (I) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy, as
13    defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
14    18-8.15 of this Code;
15        (J) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
16    defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
17    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
18        (K) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined in
19    paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of this
20    Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target, as
21    defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
22    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
23        (L) a school district's administrative costs;
24        (M) whether or not the school has participated in the
25    Illinois Youth Survey. In this paragraph (M), "Illinois
26    Youth Survey" means a self-report survey, administered in



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1    school settings every 2 years, designed to gather
2    information about health and social indicators, including
3    substance abuse patterns and the attitudes of students in
4    grades 8, 10, and 12; and
5        (N) whether the school offered its students career and
6    technical education opportunities; .
7        (P) class characteristics and student demographics of
8    a given class, including racial/ethnic breakdown compared
9    to that of the school, students classified as low income
10    compared to that of the school, students classified as
11    English learners compared to that of the school, students
12    who have individualized education plans or 504 plans that
13    provide for special education services compared to that of
14    the school, the total number of years the teacher of the
15    given class has been teaching, the number of years the
16    teachers of the given class has been teaching that
17    specific class, boys compared to that of the school, girls
18    compared to that of the school, and the number of students
19    in the class; and
20        student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
21    percentage of students who earn a C or higher in the class,
22    the percentage of students who take the advanced placement
23    test in an advanced placement class broken down by race,
24    the passing rate of the advanced placement test broken
25    down by race.
26    The school report card shall also provide information that



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1allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
2environment data to the State average, to the school data from
3the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
4environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
5enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
6and English learners.
7    Any indicators collected shall be aggregated at the class
8level, department level, and school level, and the indicators
9shall be collected from each course.
10    As used in this Section, "Class" means as each individual
11instructional course taken at a given school.
12    As used in this subsection (2):
13    "Administrative costs" means costs associated with
14executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the
15school district that involve planning, organizing, managing,
16or directing the school district.
17    "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
18which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive
19ability or advanced academic achievement compared to local age
20peers and in which the curriculum is substantially
21differentiated from the general curriculum to provide
22appropriate challenge and pace.
23    "Computer science" means the study of computers and
24algorithms, including their principles, their hardware and
25software designs, their implementation, and their impact on
26society. "Computer science" does not include the study of



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1everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as
2keyboarding or accessing the Internet.
3    "Gifted education" means educational services, including
4differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
5to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
6of this Code.
7    For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
8"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
9number of attendance days during the previous school year for
10any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance
11by Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
12    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
13school district report card shall include a subset of the
14information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
15subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information
16relating to the operating expense per pupil and other finances
17of the school district, and the State report card shall
18include a subset of the information identified in paragraphs
19(A) through (E) and paragraph (N) of subsection (2) of this
20Section. The school district report card shall include the
21average daily attendance, as that term is defined in
22subsection (2) of this Section, of students who have
23individualized education programs and students who have 504
24plans that provide for special education services within the
25school district.
26    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this



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1Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
2State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
3amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
4State report card.
5    (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
6of the school district and school report cards from the State
7Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
8special charter districts and districts subject to the
9provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
10regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
11requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
12Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
13site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of
14general circulation serving the district, and, upon request,
15send the report cards home to a parent (unless the district
16does not maintain an Internet web site, in which case the
17report card shall be sent home to parents without request). If
18the district posts the report card on its Internet web site,
19the district shall send a written notice home to parents
20stating (i) that the report card is available on the web site,
21(ii) the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of
22the report card will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv)
23the telephone number that parents may call to request a
24printed copy of the report card.
25    (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 repeals,
26supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in



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1lawsuits pending on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
2Act 98-648) in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of
3Public Act 97-8.
4(Source: P.A. 101-68, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
5101-654, eff. 3-8-21; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-294, eff.
61-1-22; 102-539, eff. 8-20-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-594,
7eff. 7-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)