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Full Text of HB1123  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Terra Costa Howard

Filed: 3/20/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1123 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-17a as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-17a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a)
7    Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
9    (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
10school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
11Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report
12card, school district report cards, and school report cards,
13and shall by the most economical means provide to each school
14district in this State, including special charter districts
15and districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the
16report cards for the school district and each of its schools.



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1Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency
2during school year 2020-2021, the State Board of Education
3shall have until December 31, 2021 to prepare and provide the
4report cards that would otherwise be due by October 31, 2021.
5During a school year in which the Governor has declared a
6disaster due to a public health emergency pursuant to Section
77 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the report
8cards for the school districts and each of its schools shall be
9prepared by December 31.
10    (2) In addition to any information required by federal
11law, the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators
12and presentation of the school report card, which must
13include, at a minimum, the most current data collected and
14maintained by the State Board of Education related to the
16        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
17    including average class size, average teaching experience,
18    student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
19    students classified as low-income; the percentage of
20    students classified as English learners, the number of
21    students who graduate from a bilingual or English learner
22    program, and the number of students who graduate from,
23    transfer from, or otherwise leave bilingual programs; the
24    percentage of students who have individualized education
25    plans or 504 plans that provide for special education
26    services; the number and percentage of all students who



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1    have been assessed for placement in a gifted education or
2    advanced academic program and, of those students: (i) the
3    racial and ethnic breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are
4    classified as low-income, and (iii) the number and
5    percentage of students who received direct instruction
6    from a teacher who holds a gifted education endorsement
7    and, of those students, the percentage who are classified
8    as low-income; the percentage of students scoring at the
9    "exceeds expectations" level on the assessments required
10    under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of
11    students who annually transferred in or out of the school
12    district; average daily attendance; the per-pupil
13    operating expenditure of the school district; and the
14    per-pupil State average operating expenditure for the
15    district type (elementary, high school, or unit);
16        (B) curriculum information, including, where
17    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
18    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
19    courses, foreign language classes, computer science
20    courses, school personnel resources (including Career
21    Technical Education teachers), before and after school
22    programs, extracurricular activities, subjects in which
23    elective classes are offered, health and wellness
24    initiatives (including the average number of days of
25    Physical Education per week per student), approved
26    programs of study, awards received, community



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1    partnerships, and special programs such as programming for
2    the gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and
3    work-study students;
4        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
5    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
6    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
7    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students who
8    participated in workplace learning experiences, the
9    percentage of students enrolled in post-secondary
10    institutions (including colleges, universities, community
11    colleges, trade/vocational schools, and training programs
12    leading to career certification within 2 semesters of high
13    school graduation), the percentage of students graduating
14    from high school who are college and career ready, and the
15    percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
16    colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
17    that the community college, college, or university
18    identifies as a developmental course, and the percentage
19    of students with disabilities under the federal
20    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Article 14
21    of this Code who have fulfilled the minimum State
22    graduation requirements set forth in Section 27-22 of this
23    Code and have been issued a regular high school diploma;
24        (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
25    percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned
26    5 credits or more without failing more than one core



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1    class, a measure of students entering kindergarten ready
2    to learn, a measure of growth, and the percentage of
3    students who enter high school on track for college and
4    career readiness;
5        (E) the school environment, including, where
6    applicable, high school dropout rate by grade level, the
7    percentage of students with less than 10 absences in a
8    school year, the percentage of teachers with less than 10
9    absences in a school year for reasons other than
10    professional development, leaves taken pursuant to the
11    federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term
12    disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
13    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
14    previous year, the number of different principals at the
15    school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
16    a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
17    used by the district to determine whether a student is
18    eligible for participation in a gifted education program
19    or advanced academic program and the manner in which
20    parents and guardians are made aware of the process and
21    criteria, the number of teachers who are National Board
22    Certified Teachers, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, 2
23    or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
24    or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
25    Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar
26    indicators included on school report cards for all surveys



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1    selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section
2    2-3.153 of this Code, the combined percentage of teachers
3    rated as proficient or excellent in their most recent
4    evaluation, and, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year,
5    data on the number of incidents of violence that occurred
6    on school grounds or during school-related activities and
7    that resulted in an out-of-school suspension, expulsion,
8    or removal to an alternative setting, as reported pursuant
9    to Section 2-3.162;
10        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
11    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
12    Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
13        (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
14    State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of
15    the State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the
16    school's employees, which shall be reported to the State
17    Board of Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of
18    the State of Illinois;
19        (H) for a school district organized under Article 34
20    of this Code only, State contributions to the Public
21    School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
22    and State contributions for health care for employees of
23    that school district;
24        (I) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy, as
25    defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
26    18-8.15 of this Code;



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1        (J) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
2    defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
3    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
4        (K) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined in
5    paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of this
6    Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target, as
7    defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
8    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
9        (L) a school district's administrative costs;
10        (M) whether or not the school has participated in the
11    Illinois Youth Survey. In this paragraph (M), "Illinois
12    Youth Survey" means a self-report survey, administered in
13    school settings every 2 years, designed to gather
14    information about health and social indicators, including
15    substance abuse patterns and the attitudes of students in
16    grades 8, 10, and 12; and
17        (N) whether the school offered its students career and
18    technical education opportunities.
19    The school report card shall also provide information that
20allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
21environment data to the State average, to the school data from
22the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
23environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
24enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
25and English learners.
26    As used in this subsection (2):



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1    "Administrative costs" means costs associated with
2executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the
3school district that involve planning, organizing, managing,
4or directing the school district.
5    "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
6which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive
7ability or advanced academic achievement compared to local age
8peers and in which the curriculum is substantially
9differentiated from the general curriculum to provide
10appropriate challenge and pace.
11    "Computer science" means the study of computers and
12algorithms, including their principles, their hardware and
13software designs, their implementation, and their impact on
14society. "Computer science" does not include the study of
15everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as
16keyboarding or accessing the Internet.
17    "Gifted education" means educational services, including
18differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
19to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
20of this Code.
21    For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
22"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
23number of attendance days during the previous school year for
24any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance
25by Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
26    (2.5) For any school report card prepared after July 1,



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12025, for all high school graduation completion rates that are
2reported on the school report card as required under this
3Section or by any other State or federal law, the State
4Superintendent of Education shall also report the percentage
5of students who did not meet the requirements of high school
6graduation completion for any reason and, of those students,
7the percentage that are classified as students who fulfill the
8requirements of Section 14-16 of this Code.
9    The State Superintendent shall ensure that for the
102023-2024 school year there is a specific code for districts
11to report students who fulfill the requirements of Section
1214-16 of this Code to ensure accurate reporting under this
14    All reporting requirements under this subsection (2.5)
15shall be included on the school report card where high school
16graduation completion rates are reported, along with a brief
17explanation of how fulfilling the requirements of Section
1814-16 of this Code is different from receiving a regular high
19school diploma.
20    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
21school district report card shall include a subset of the
22information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
23subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information
24relating to the operating expense per pupil and other finances
25of the school district, and the State report card shall
26include a subset of the information identified in paragraphs



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1(A) through (E) and paragraph (N) of subsection (2) of this
2Section. The school district report card shall include the
3average daily attendance, as that term is defined in
4subsection (2) of this Section, of students who have
5individualized education programs and students who have 504
6plans that provide for special education services within the
7school district.
8    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
9Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
10State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
11amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
12State report card.
13    (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
14of the school district and school report cards from the State
15Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
16special charter districts and districts subject to the
17provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
18regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
19requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
20Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
21site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of
22general circulation serving the district, and, upon request,
23send the report cards home to a parent (unless the district
24does not maintain an Internet web site, in which case the
25report card shall be sent home to parents without request). If
26the district posts the report card on its Internet web site,



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1the district shall send a written notice home to parents
2stating (i) that the report card is available on the web site,
3(ii) the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of
4the report card will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv)
5the telephone number that parents may call to request a
6printed copy of the report card.
7    (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 repeals,
8supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in
9lawsuits pending on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
10Act 98-648) in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of
11Public Act 97-8.
12(Source: P.A. 101-68, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
13101-654, eff. 3-8-21; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-294, eff.
141-1-22; 102-539, eff. 8-20-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-594,
15eff. 7-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.".