Illinois Title II State Report Card for the 2006-2007 Academic Year
The Illinois State Board of Education is required by Section 207 of the Title II of Higher Education Act, to prepare this report on teacher preparation for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Title II of the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Reauthorization Act imposes accountability expectations on institutions of higher education that prepare teachers and the states in which they operate. The law establishes a three-tier reporting system.
- Each teacher training institution is required to submit specific information about its programs and program assessment results to the state in which it is located and to various publics. The Annual Institutional Reports are due April 7, 2008.
- Each state must report to the U.S. Department of Education and to the citizens of the state regarding teacher education polices and results. The Illinois State Report Card is to be filed by October 10, 2008.
- The Secretary of Education must use the separate state responses in the development of a report to the Congress on teacher preparation. The congressional report is due in April 2009.
Title II State Report Card Requirements
The Title II State Report Card requires narrative responses to a series of questions posed by the federal government, data on multiple accountability indicators and, whenever possible, a document reference or a web address. The information in this report is organized as follows.