ESSA: A Better Recipe for School Quality

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As a parent, you deserve to know how your child’s school is doing. What’s the culture like? How is the graduation rate? Are students learning and getting prepared for college and career?

This is pivotal information for any parent or community member, but it hasn’t always been easy to tell how well schools are preparing our students for the future.

For some time, Illinois schools have basically been graded on a single ingredient: how many students meet a specific standard. Other ingredients that go into making a strong school were ignored.

But now, a law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows Illinois to create a better recipe for school quality.

Here you will find resources to better understand how Illinois is giving parents a full picture of how their schools are doing. View our fun (and delicious!) ESSA recipe video, and download your own ESSA recipe card.

We can’t let this recipe for school quality just sit on the shelf. It must be used for the best results!

Join us to help Illinois make the most of this new recipe. Sign up to stay in the loop on ESSA and other important education initiatives in our state.

Download your own ESSA recipe card here:

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