Terms, Conditions, and Disclaimer

Copyright and Trademark Notices

This web site is controlled, operated and maintained by the Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777. This website and all of its related pages, content, format, and imagery are protected by United States copyright laws (17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.)

This web site is for the User’s noncommercial use. If you download any material, you must keep all copyright, trademark, and other notices intact. All material and information offered on this web site is the sole and exclusive property of either ISBE or other parties and ISBE and such parties each have the right to enforce their rights hereunder and on their own behalf. The User agrees that unless specific permission is granted in writing, the User will not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell, or resell any information, content, products or services obtained from this web site or in any way violate the copyright of any provider of information, content, products or services to this web site. ISBE will not be a party to disputes over alleged copyright infringement. If you believe that your copyrights have been infringed, or if a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, we advise that you seek legal counsel.


The Illinois State Board of Education provides links to other websites only as a convenience for persons who visit our website. Our agency does not guarantee the accuracy or propriety of any information, offered services or products contained in any website linked directly or indirectly to ours. All materials, information, products and services on the ISBE web site and third party sites are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. ISBE makes no representations and, to the fullest extent allowed by law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of the information; the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, products, text, graphics, links or other items contained within this site, or the results obtained from accessing and using the ISBE web site and/or the content contained therein. ISBE does not represent that the use of any information contained on this web site would not infringe privately owned rights or that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Therefore, reasonable efforts should be made to verify information and check out services or product offerings contained in any website. The User assumes the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

You are also cautioned to be aware of, and learn about, the possibility of contracting computer viruses from downloading information from this web site.

Also, for your own protection, familiarize yourself with how to protect against Internet fraud. Our agency joins other agencies in warning Internet users not to divulge information about yourself or your organization which could invite invasion of privacy, misappropriation of credit card numbers, misuse of monetary accounts or other computer related theft or fraudulent dealings. Internet users should know the people and organizations with whom they deal before giving out personal or account information and before purchasing services or products.

Indemnity/Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall ISBE be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use, the ISBE web site. You specifically acknowledge and agree that ISBE is not liable for any conduct of any User.

As a condition of the use of this web site, the User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ISBE, its affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, material or communication providers, and Internet Services Providers, from any and all liabilities, losses, expenses (including attorneys fees), and damages arising out of claims resulting from the User's use of this web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any ISBE web site material, or with these terms and conditions of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the ISBE web site.

Linking Policy

Inbound Links

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) does not generally object to links to ISBE.net from third party sites. As a rule, we prefer that third party sites link to the home/first page of ISBE.net.

Outbound Links

Links included at this site are provided for the use and convenience of site visitors. The appearance of a link on any Web page does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), nor should a link be in any way interpreted to imply that the site referenced has any relationship with ISBE.

Submitting Links

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will consider links that are related to the Agency's work. Links submitted for consideration to be included on the ISBE Website must be consistent with the site’s purpose of providing information on:

Links may be submitted for consideration by completing the contact form.