(110 ILCS 148/65)
Transitional mathematics instruction implementation.
(a) Subject to the availability of public or private resources, by no later than June 30, 2018, the statewide panel established pursuant to Section 45 of this Act shall define the transitional mathematics competencies and statewide criteria for determining projected readiness for college-level mathematics courses, and the school district and postsecondary institution collaborative efforts established pursuant to Section 60 of this Act shall develop the model transitional mathematics instructional units.
(b) By no later than June 30, 2019, ISBE and ICCB shall jointly establish a phased implementation plan and benchmarks that lead to full statewide implementation of transitional mathematics instruction in all school districts with timeframes that account for State and local resources and capacity. The phased implementation plan shall be contingent upon all of the following:
(1) The availability of public or private resources
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing implementation requirements, the school board of any school district required to implement transitional mathematics instruction pursuant to the implementation plan adopted by ISBE and ICCB may, by action of its board, opt out of implementation through a finding by its board that the school district's cost of implementation outweighs the potential benefits to students and families through improved postsecondary education mathematics outcomes. The school district must report any decision to opt out of implementation to ISBE.
(d) The implementation plan adopted by ISBE and ICCB pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section shall include an evaluation and report to be issued by no later than June 30, 2022 that analyzes results, best practices, and challenges of school districts and community colleges that have implemented transitional mathematics instruction.
(e) By June 30, 2018, IBHE shall adopt the requirements for public universities described in subsection (g) of Section 45 of this Act and public universities shall adopt and publicize the criteria described in subsection (g) of Section 45 of this Act. By June 30, 2020, and then at least once every 2 years thereafter, IBHE shall publicly report in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 45 of this Act.
(f) Commencing in the 2019-2020 school year, the school board of any school district serving grades 9 through 12 may elect to implement transitional mathematics instruction preparing students for one or more of the postsecondary institution mathematics pathways. If a school board makes an election and a community college for that local school district receives an implementation grant in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 55 of this Act, the community college must enter into a partnership agreement and provide the necessary support for implementation within timelines established by ICCB.
(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)