ISBE Education Priorities Update



November 16, 2000


Chicago – Illinois State Board of Education staff in the last month made good progress to address the State Board’s five education priorities of Standards/Assessment/Accountability; High Quality Educators; Reading and Mathematics; Early Learning (Birth to 8); and Schools in Academic Difficulty.


Here are a few highlights of some of the work done in the last month. The complete Board Priority Report is available through the State Board’s Communications division. State Board staff is also working to make the report available on the web, at under “Calendars and Meetings.”




Early Learning Initiative (Birth through 8):


Reading and Mathematics:

Schools in Academic Difficulty:

Quality Educators: