6:015 School Accountability

According to the Illinois General Assembly, the primary purpose of schooling is the transmission of knowledge and culture through which students learn in areas necessary to their continuing development and entry into the world of work.  To fulfill that purpose, the State Board of Education prepared State Goals for Learning with accompanying Illinois Learning Standards.

The Board of Education gives priority in the allocation of resources, including funds, time, personnel, and facilities, to fulfilling this purpose.

Quality Assurance

The Board of Education continuously monitors student achievement and the quality of the District’s work.  The Superintendent or designee shall supervise the following quality assurance components, in accordance with State Board of Education rules, by:

  1. Preparing each school’s annual recognition application and quality assurance appraisal, whether internal or external, to monitor each school’s process for continuous school improvement.
  2. Continuously assess the District’s and each school’s overall performance in terms of both academic success and equity.  This includes, without limitation, a thorough analysis of ISBE’s balanced accountability measure and each school’s Multiple Measure Index and corresponding Annual Measurable Objective provided by ISBE.
  3. If applicable, develop District and School Improvement Plans, present them for Board Approval, and supervise their implementation.
  4. Prepare a school report card, present it at a regular Board meeting, and disseminate it as provided in State law.
  5. In accordance with Sec 2-3.153 of the School Code, administer at least biennially a survey of learning conditions on the instructional environment within the school to, at minimum, students in grades 6 through 12 and teachers.

Cross Reference: 

6:170 Title I Programs

6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

7:010 Equal Educational Opportunities

Legal Reference(s): 

No Child Left Behind Act, §1116, 20 U.S.C. §6316.

34 C.F.R. §§200.32, 200.33, 200.42, and 200.43.

105 ILCS 5/2-3.63, 5/2-3.64, 5/10-21.3a, and 5/27-1.

23 Ill. Admin. Code §§1.10, 1.20, and 1.30.

Date Adopted:   April 8, 2008

Date Amended:  February 7, 2017