(110 ILCS 148/10)
In this Act:
"Adaptive Competencies" means foundational skills needed for success in college, careers, and life, such as, but not limited to, work ethic, professionalism, communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving.
"Career Exploration Activity" means an activity such as a job shadow, attendance at a career exposition, or employer site visit providing a student with the ability to engage directly with employers for the purpose of gaining knowledge of one or more industry sectors or occupations.
"College-level mathematics course" means a mathematics course that bears credit leading to a baccalaureate degree, a certificate, or an associate degree from a postsecondary institution.
"Community college" means a public community college organized under the Public Community College Act.
"DCEO" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
"Early college credit course" means a course through which a high school student can receive postsecondary institution course credit and includes dual credit courses, dual enrollment courses, International Baccalaureate courses, Advanced Placement courses, and courses with articulated credit with a postsecondary institution.
"Eligible School District" means a school district that has satisfied the requirements set forth in Section 80 of this Act and is eligible to award one or more College and Career Pathway Endorsements.
"Endorsement Area" means an industry sector or grouping of sectors as organized and established pursuant to Section 80 of this Act.
"GECC" means the General Education Core Curriculum developed by the IAI and adopted by IBHE and ICCB.
"IAI" means the Illinois Articulation Initiative.
"IBHE" means the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
"ICCB" means the Illinois Community College Board.
"IMACC" means the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.
"Integrated courses" means courses that include substantial instruction focused on both academic and career-oriented competencies.
"Intensive Career Exploration Experience" means a structured, multi-day student experience, such as a career exploration camp, that provides students with the opportunity to explore various occupations relating to an Endorsement Area with hands-on training and orientation activities.
"IPIC" means the Illinois Pathways Interagency Committee formed by intergovernmental agreement among at least the following agencies: ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, ISAC, DCEO, and the Department of Employment Security.
"IPIC Agency" means a State agency participating in the IPIC.
"ISAC" means the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
"ISBE" means the Illinois State Board of Education.
"Local Community College" means, with respect to an Eligible School District, a community college whose district territory includes all or any portion of the district territory of the Eligible School District.
"Local school district" means, with respect to a partnership agreement with a community college for transitional mathematics instruction, a school district whose district territory includes all or any portion of the district territory of the community college.
"Local Workforce Board" means the governing board of a local workforce development area established pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).
"Postsecondary institution" means a community college or public university.
"Professional Skills Assessment" means an observational assessment of a student's performance in a Supervised Career Development Experience given by an adult supervisor that addresses, at minimum, the Adaptive Competencies of work ethic, professionalism, communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving. The Professional Skills Assessment is to be used as a feedback tool and student development strategy and not for a grade or credit determination.
"Public university" means a public university listed in the definition of "public institutions of higher education" under the Board of Higher Education Act.
"School district" means a public school district organized and operating pursuant to the provisions of the School Code.
"Statewide portability" means, with respect to transitional mathematics instruction, all community colleges other than the community college transcripting credit for successful completion of the instruction provide the same completion recognition for college-level mathematics course placement purposes as the transcripting community college provides.
"Supervised Career Development Experience" means an experience in which students obtain authentic and relevant work experience relating to an Endorsement Area, such as an internship, a school-based enterprise, a supervised agricultural experience, cooperative education, or a research apprenticeship, where the student either receives compensation from an employer or credit by the school district and that involves a Professional Skills Assessment.
"Team-based Challenge" means a group problem-based learning project relating to a student's Endorsement Area that involves a problem relevant to employers within that Endorsement Area, including mentoring from adults with expertise in that Endorsement Area, and requires student presentation of the outcomes of the project.
"Transitional mathematics instruction" means instruction delivered to a student during 12th grade for the purpose of enabling the student to attain the transitional mathematics competencies associated with the student's postsecondary institution mathematics pathway and demonstrate readiness for a college-level mathematics course. Transitional mathematics instruction may be delivered through a mathematics course or an integrated course or through a competency-based learning system that includes a set of transitional mathematics competencies.
(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)