The Illinois State Board of Education is beginning its comprehensive implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act as required by the federal government. The summative designation, on the School Report Card, is based on a data set consisting of 2018 PARCC, SAT, and DLM-AA proficiency scores. In addition, the designation incorporates student growth, in grades 4-8, English language progress to proficiency in grades 1-12, chronic absenteeism in grades 1-12, and ninth grade on track and graduation rates for high schools only. The extra data shows the State has moved away from grading students and schools based upon one test score.
The ISBE letter is attached below