ISBE’s Student Advisory Council provides resources, information, and engagement opportunities for Illinois students. Get involved and learn how to apply for the council.
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.
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.
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.
The College Board’s SAT with essay is the state's required accountability assessment for high school and also serves as a free college admissions exam. All public school students in 11th grade must take the SAT with essay in order to graduate with a regular diploma.
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 links to the School Safety Drill Act, Joint Rules adopted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and ISBE, forms for documenting minimum compliance, a School Emergency and Crisis Response Plan Template, and other multi-hazard training documents.
Special Education Services assures that school districts’ programs and services for students with special needs meet state and federal requirements.
Find information on home schooling in Illinois and ISBE’s optional home schooling registration form.