View School Report Cards
ISBE's Illinois Report Card provides families, educators, and communities with an annual informational snapshot of public schools across Illinois. Find school state-, district-, and school-level data on academic performance, school environment, educators, students, and highlights provided by principals.
Meet the State Superintendent of Education and the nine members of the Illinois State Board of Education. Find the schedule, agenda, and packets for the board's monthly regular business meetings.
Find Information on School Climate and Bullying
Bullying behavior in schools can harm students’ social and emotional wellbeing and pose a significant barrier to learning. Find resources for creating and maintaining safe and inclusive school environments for all students.
Find Information on the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
KIDS is a research-based observational assessment tool for teachers to document and reflect on the learning, development, and readiness of all children in kindergarten. KIDS aligns with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
Find Information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Find the most recently updated information and frequently asked questions about the federal education accountability law the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Illinois' ESSA State Plan establishes a new framework for measuring school quality and supporting all schools.
Find Special Education Services Information
Special Education Services assures that school districts’ programs and services for students with special needs meet state and federal requirements.
Home School My Child
Find information on home schooling in Illinois and ISBE’s optional home schooling registration form.
Find Early Childhood Programs & Resources
Learn more about the Birth through Third Grade Continuity Project, the Prevention Initiative, Preschool For All, the Preschool Expansion Model, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Special Education, and resources for Preschool English Language Learners.
Find Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Learn more about equipment, funding, consultation, evaluation resources, implementation strategies, best practices, and other services available to ensure children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education.
Find Legislation Regarding Illinois Schools
The Illinois State Board of Education advocates for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. Read frequently asked questions and summaries of education-related bills.
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Application
The state's only prepaid tuition plan, College Illinois! offers families a unique way to plan for college costs, by prepaying for college tuition at today's plan rates. So no matter how high tuition rates climb by the time your student is ready to attend college, tuition and mandatory fees will be covered for the schools in their plan. As a 529 plan, College Illinois! offers great tax advantages, and the value of plan benefits can be used at most public and private colleges across the country.
Financial Aid: Grants and Scholarships
ISAC manages and administers numerous college financial aid and scholarship, and repayment programs on behalf of the state, including the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the largest grant program for low-income college students in the state. Visit ISAC.org or call our call center for information on eligibility and applications for state financial aid.
Safe 2 Help Illinois
Safe2Help Illinois is available 24/7, and at no cost to all school districts in the state. In the absence of a trusted adult, students can use a free app, text/phone, or the website (Safe2HelpIL.com) to share school safety issues in a confidential environment. Information obtained by Safe2Help Illinois will remain confidential to ensure student privacy and to protect the integrity of the program. This program is not intended to suspend, expel or punish students; rather, the goal is to encourage students to “Seek Help Before Harm.”
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Illinois administers a federally required math and English language arts assessment to all students in grades 3-8, except those students who take the alternate assessment (DLM-AA). The Illinois Assessment of Readiness assesses students’ mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards and contributes to federally required accountability designations for schools.
ISBE’s Student Advisory Council provides resources, information, and engagement opportunities for Illinois students. Get involved and learn how to apply for the council.
Trauma-informed care is essential to supporting students’ academic and social-emotional wellbeing. Find resources to support your student’s mental health at school and at home.
Find Information on the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Illinois administers a federally required science assessment to all students in fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade. Students scheduled to take the state alternate assessment (DLM-AA) are not required to take the ISA. The Illinois Science Assessment aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.
Find Illinois Learning Standards Information
Learn more about the new Illinois Learning Standards for early learning, English/language arts, English language learning, fine arts, foreign language, math, PE/health, science, and social sciences.
Find Information for English Learners
Learn more about support services for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have been identified as English Learners.