ILLINOIS AT A GLANCE

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

ILLINOIS STUDENTS
Illinois Total Students Low-Income Students Limited English Proficient Students with Disabilities 2,111,706 37.2% Not Available 15.3% United States 49,676,964 40.9% 8.5% 13.6%

MAPPING ILLINOIS’ EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS 2008

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

ILLINOIS SCHOOLS
Illinois Number of Schools Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress Schools in Need of Improvement Schools in Restructuring 4,434 2,896 (76.4%) 511 333 United States 98,905 64,546 (70%) 10,676 2,302

Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and midway to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles: High Standards Annual Assessments Accountability for Results Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT) Information and Options for Parents All Children on Grade Level By 2014

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

ILLINOIS FACTS AND FIGURES
Total NCLB Funding (2007): $909,642,853; a 65% increase over 2001 levels Public AYP Release Date: August Testing System Status: Approved Approval Expected Approval Pending

ILLINOIS TEACHERS

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

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ILLINOIS’ RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Reading Achievement for 2006-2007 Illinois 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 73% 82% 50% 68% 60% NAEP Data– % Basic 65% 77% 44% 50% 48% NAEP Data– % Proficient 32% 42% 14% 18% 16%

PREPARING ILLINOIS STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS
Illinois 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 81% 87% 70% 73% 71% NAEP Data– % Basic 75% 83% 54% 64% 61% NAEP Data– % Proficient 30% 38% 10% 16% 15%

The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Math Achievement for 2006-2007 Illinois 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 84% 92% 68% 78% 75% NAEP Data– % Basic 79% 91% 54% 64% 64% NAEP Data– % Proficient 36% 50% 9% 19% 17%

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Illinois 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 84% 89% 61% 73% 68% NAEP Data– % Basic 70% 81% 41% 55% 51% NAEP Data– % Proficient 31% 41% 7% 13% 13%

Illinois High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams
Source: College Board

Nation 666,067 (24.2%)

26,250 (21.7%)

OPTIONS FOR PARENTS
# of Eligible Illinois Students Tutoring Choice 308,866 105,006 % of Eligible Illinois Students Participating 46,397 (15.0%) 2,297 (2.2%) % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally 529,627 (14.5%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Illinois Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

FLEXIBILITY OPTIONS FOR STATES–ILLINOIS
Teacher Incentive Fund Limited English Proficient Partnership Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Tutoring Pilot Growth Model Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot
Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Chicago Public Schools Participating Participating Not Participating Not Participating Chicago Public Schools