Statewide System of Support
In 2003, ISBE established a regional system of support to provide technical assistance to districts and schools in academic status.
In 2012, ISBE began the process of establishing a Center for School Improvement. For more information: http://www.isbe.net/grants/center/default.htm
- Coming Soon!
ROE/ISC School Improvement Support:
For the 2010-2011 school year, each regional office of education and intermediate service center will provide support for Title I schools in Year 1 and 2 of improvement status.
Technical assistance with the development, submission, and implementation of a district or school improvement plan or restructuring plan is available through the Regional Offices of Education and the Intermediate Service Centers (Statewide Directory: http://www.iarss.org/directory/state-map.html)
Links to professional development offered by the Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers, ISBE, IASA, IPA, IASBO, and Illinois ASCD.
Ten RESPRO regional offices (see map and contact list) provide districts and schools in their regions with programs and processes representing best practices. For the 2010-2011 school year, RESPRO services are primarily focused on serving those districts that are in federal corrective action.
|Area 1-B-B||West (Cook) 40
Intermediate Service Center (ISC #2)
|Area I-B-C||South Cook
Intermediate Service Center (ISC #4)
|Area I-B-D||North Cook
Intermediate Service Center (ISC #1)
|Area I-C||Professional Development Alliance||Joliet|
Regional Office of Education #04
|Area III||Peoria Regional Office of Education #48:
Two Rivers Professional Development Center
|Area IV||Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education||Kankakee|
|Area V||St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50||Belleville|
|Area VI||Regional Office of Education #02||Ullin|
|Statewide||Illinois Association of School Administrators||Springfield|
|Statewide||Illinois Association of School Boards||Springfield|
|Statewide||Illinois Principals Association||Springfield|
ROE/ISC School Improvement Planning Resources:
ISBE primary web site for improvement plans, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and Resource Manual (2010-2011), which is a composite of the improvement planning documents.
Illinois Improvement Plans and Resources:
Presentations to assist district/school personnel develop and refine improvement plans.
- Tips for Improvement Planning: Lessons Learned
- Developing School Improvement Plans #101
- Guidance for Restructuring – Broad Strokes
- Sample Plans (all in PDF Format)
Site includes access to articles and podcasts that focus on district and school improvement processes. These materials were prepared to assist RESPRO consultants and school administrators.
Illinois middle and high schools that made significant academic improvement in 2009-2010. Handouts and other materials are available to download with each school’s recording.
Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.
National center provides access to research-based resources on district and school improvement processes.
National center serves as the central source of information and expertise on high school improvement for the Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs).
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Services that features educational resources demonstrating what works in education.
Improvement Planning Tools:
Tool to assist RESPROs and school teams with the development of successful parent involvement strategies and activities for the school improvement plan.
Sample school improvement plan with annotated comments related to compliance items as defined by federal and state law. This document was designed to assist RESPRO coaches, ROE/ISC consultants, and school improvement plan teams with the development and refinement of school improvement plans (SIPs).
The SEC survey is an on-line tool that provides a graphic description of what is taught, including how and when the concepts are taught. Resources and Tools for Assistance on the SEC, K-12 content area information and tools for teachers, administrators and coordinators are available
ROE/ISC and RESPRO Operational Resources:
- PowerPoint Presentation : PDF format (1.1 MB)
ROE/ISC support staff documentation of improvement plan implementation by districts and/or schools.
- PowerPoint Presentation : PDF format (4.3 MB)
- PowerPoint Presentation: PDF format (2.7 MB)
- PowerPoint Presentation: PDF format (1.3 MB)
- PowerPoint Presentation: PDF format (1.4 MB)
Continuous Improvement Framework for Districts Using Rising StarRESPRO Evaluation (2009)
- PowerPoint Presentation (5 MB)
Trend Data - Data Sets for RESPRO Quarterly Report #3 and #4
School and District Improvement Status
School Improvement Grant – Section 1003(g)