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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2002

State Board of Education Acts on Watch and Warning Lists

Also votes approval of various NCLB items

The Illinois State Board of Education took final action today on several items that were discussed and debated yesterday on the first day of the board’s regular monthly 2-day meeting.

News releases issued yesterday that detail the issues can be accessed at the ISBE web site, http://www.isbe.net.

At today’s meeting the board took the following action:

Approved both the Academic Early Warning List and the Academic Watch List on separate 7-0 votes.

Approved the list of qualified providers of Supplemental Educational Services under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Approved recommendations of the Accountability and Assessment Task Force regarding annual testing. Some of these recommendations require legislative approval.

Approved creation of a Financial Oversight Panel for Livingston District 4 (Madison County).

Returned to the Accountability and Assessment Task Force its recommendations regarding Adequate Yearly progress and directed the Task Force to report to the Board at its January meeting.

Approved recommendations of the Accountability and Assessment Task Force regarding the Illinois Alternative Assessment.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777