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Public Act 099-0084





Public Act 099-0084
HB0163 EnrolledLRB099 03746 NHT 23758 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
2-3.25a as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.25a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25a)
    Sec. 2-3.25a. "School district" defined; additional
    (a) For the purposes of this Section and Sections 3.25b,
3.25c, 3.25d, 3.25e, and 3.25f of this Code, "school district"
includes other public entities responsible for administering
public schools, such as cooperatives, joint agreements,
charter schools, special charter districts, regional offices
of education, local agencies, and the Department of Human
    (b) In addition to the standards established pursuant to
Section 2-3.25, the State Board of Education shall develop
recognition standards for student performance and school
improvement in all public schools operated by school districts.
The indicators to determine adequate yearly progress shall be
limited to the State assessment of student performance in
reading and mathematics, student attendance rates at the
elementary school level, graduation rates at the high school
level, and participation rates on student assessments. The
standards shall be designed to permit the measurement of
student performance and school improvement by schools and
school districts compared to student performance and school
improvement for the preceding academic years. The State Board
of Education is prohibited from having separate performance
standards for students based on race or ethnicity.
(Source: P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016