Task Force on Assessment and Accountability
| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2002
“Through the first three public hearings, we have gained a better understanding of what schools expect in student testing and accountability,” Schiller said. “The additional hearings will generate even more public input. With that feedback we are taking an in-depth look at how we can better support schools in their efforts to improve student achievement.”
The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. He said the group is being guided by the best research available coupled with information gained through the public hearings throughout the state.
Schiller personally co-chairs the Task Force with Robert S. Nielsen, Superintendent of Bloomington School District 87.
“These individuals bring a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to this important task, and I am very grateful they have accepted this important challenge,” Schiller said. The Task Force plans to conclude its review and recommendations in time for any necessary legislation to be introduced in the spring session of the General Assembly.
ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –- Homewood District
Monday, December 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –- Galesburg,
Task Force Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Springfield,
Monday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. –- Springfield,
Tuesday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Naperville (NCREL),