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Public Act 103-0116


Public Act 0116 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0116
HB1123 EnrolledLRB103 05314 RJT 50332 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
10-17a as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/10-17a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a)
    Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
    (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report
card, school district report cards, and school report cards,
and shall by the most economical means provide to each school
district in this State, including special charter districts
and districts subject to the provisions of Article 34, the
report cards for the school district and each of its schools.
Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency
during school year 2020-2021, the State Board of Education
shall have until December 31, 2021 to prepare and provide the
report cards that would otherwise be due by October 31, 2021.
During a school year in which the Governor has declared a
disaster due to a public health emergency pursuant to Section
7 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the report
cards for the school districts and each of its schools shall be
prepared by December 31.
    (2) In addition to any information required by federal
law, the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators
and presentation of the school report card, which must
include, at a minimum, the most current data collected and
maintained by the State Board of Education related to the
        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
    including average class size, average teaching experience,
    student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
    students classified as low-income; the percentage of
    students classified as English learners, the number of
    students who graduate from a bilingual or English learner
    program, and the number of students who graduate from,
    transfer from, or otherwise leave bilingual programs; the
    percentage of students who have individualized education
    plans or 504 plans that provide for special education
    services; the number and percentage of all students who
    have been assessed for placement in a gifted education or
    advanced academic program and, of those students: (i) the
    racial and ethnic breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are
    classified as low-income, and (iii) the number and
    percentage of students who received direct instruction
    from a teacher who holds a gifted education endorsement
    and, of those students, the percentage who are classified
    as low-income; the percentage of students scoring at the
    "exceeds expectations" level on the assessments required
    under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of
    students who annually transferred in or out of the school
    district; average daily attendance; the per-pupil
    operating expenditure of the school district; and the
    per-pupil State average operating expenditure for the
    district type (elementary, high school, or unit);
        (B) curriculum information, including, where
    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
    courses, foreign language classes, computer science
    courses, school personnel resources (including Career
    Technical Education teachers), before and after school
    programs, extracurricular activities, subjects in which
    elective classes are offered, health and wellness
    initiatives (including the average number of days of
    Physical Education per week per student), approved
    programs of study, awards received, community
    partnerships, and special programs such as programming for
    the gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and
    work-study students;
        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students who
    participated in workplace learning experiences, the
    percentage of students enrolled in post-secondary
    institutions (including colleges, universities, community
    colleges, trade/vocational schools, and training programs
    leading to career certification within 2 semesters of high
    school graduation), the percentage of students graduating
    from high school who are college and career ready, and the
    percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
    colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
    that the community college, college, or university
    identifies as a developmental course, and the percentage
    of students with disabilities under the federal
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Article 14
    of this Code who have fulfilled the minimum State
    graduation requirements set forth in Section 27-22 of this
    Code and have been issued a regular high school diploma;
        (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
    percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned
    5 credits or more without failing more than one core
    class, a measure of students entering kindergarten ready
    to learn, a measure of growth, and the percentage of
    students who enter high school on track for college and
    career readiness;
        (E) the school environment, including, where
    applicable, high school dropout rate by grade level, the
    percentage of students with less than 10 absences in a
    school year, the percentage of teachers with less than 10
    absences in a school year for reasons other than
    professional development, leaves taken pursuant to the
    federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term
    disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
    previous year, the number of different principals at the
    school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
    a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
    used by the district to determine whether a student is
    eligible for participation in a gifted education program
    or advanced academic program and the manner in which
    parents and guardians are made aware of the process and
    criteria, the number of teachers who are National Board
    Certified Teachers, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, 2
    or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
    or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
    Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar
    indicators included on school report cards for all surveys
    selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section
    2-3.153 of this Code, the combined percentage of teachers
    rated as proficient or excellent in their most recent
    evaluation, and, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year,
    data on the number of incidents of violence that occurred
    on school grounds or during school-related activities and
    that resulted in an out-of-school suspension, expulsion,
    or removal to an alternative setting, as reported pursuant
    to Section 2-3.162;
        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
    Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
        (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
    State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of
    the State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the
    school's employees, which shall be reported to the State
    Board of Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of
    the State of Illinois;
        (H) for a school district organized under Article 34
    of this Code only, State contributions to the Public
    School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
    and State contributions for health care for employees of
    that school district;
        (I) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy, as
    defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
    18-8.15 of this Code;
        (J) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
    defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
        (K) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined in
    paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of this
    Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target, as
    defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
        (L) a school district's administrative costs;
        (M) whether or not the school has participated in the
    Illinois Youth Survey. In this paragraph (M), "Illinois
    Youth Survey" means a self-report survey, administered in
    school settings every 2 years, designed to gather
    information about health and social indicators, including
    substance abuse patterns and the attitudes of students in
    grades 8, 10, and 12; and
        (N) whether the school offered its students career and
    technical education opportunities.
    The school report card shall also provide information that
allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
environment data to the State average, to the school data from
the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
and English learners.
    As used in this subsection (2):
    "Administrative costs" means costs associated with
executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the
school district that involve planning, organizing, managing,
or directing the school district.
    "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive
ability or advanced academic achievement compared to local age
peers and in which the curriculum is substantially
differentiated from the general curriculum to provide
appropriate challenge and pace.
    "Computer science" means the study of computers and
algorithms, including their principles, their hardware and
software designs, their implementation, and their impact on
society. "Computer science" does not include the study of
everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as
keyboarding or accessing the Internet.
    "Gifted education" means educational services, including
differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
of this Code.
    For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
number of attendance days during the previous school year for
any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance
by Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
    (2.5) For any school report card prepared after July 1,
2025, for all high school graduation completion rates that are
reported on the school report card as required under this
Section or by any other State or federal law, the State
Superintendent of Education shall also report the percentage
of students who did not meet the requirements of high school
graduation completion for any reason and, of those students,
the percentage that are classified as students who fulfill the
requirements of Section 14-16 of this Code.
    The State Superintendent shall ensure that for the
2023-2024 school year there is a specific code for districts
to report students who fulfill the requirements of Section
14-16 of this Code to ensure accurate reporting under this
    All reporting requirements under this subsection (2.5)
shall be included on the school report card where high school
graduation completion rates are reported, along with a brief
explanation of how fulfilling the requirements of Section
14-16 of this Code is different from receiving a regular high
school diploma.
    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
school district report card shall include a subset of the
information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information
relating to the operating expense per pupil and other finances
of the school district, and the State report card shall
include a subset of the information identified in paragraphs
(A) through (E) and paragraph (N) of subsection (2) of this
Section. The school district report card shall include the
average daily attendance, as that term is defined in
subsection (2) of this Section, of students who have
individualized education programs and students who have 504
plans that provide for special education services within the
school district.
    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
State report card.
    (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
of the school district and school report cards from the State
Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
special charter districts and districts subject to the
provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of
general circulation serving the district, and, upon request,
send the report cards home to a parent (unless the district
does not maintain an Internet web site, in which case the
report card shall be sent home to parents without request). If
the district posts the report card on its Internet web site,
the district shall send a written notice home to parents
stating (i) that the report card is available on the web site,
(ii) the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of
the report card will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv)
the telephone number that parents may call to request a
printed copy of the report card.
    (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 repeals,
supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in
lawsuits pending on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
Act 98-648) in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of
Public Act 97-8.
(Source: P.A. 101-68, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
101-654, eff. 3-8-21; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-294, eff.
1-1-22; 102-539, eff. 8-20-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-594,
eff. 7-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/30/2023