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Title: Less%20Red%20Tape,%20More%20Learning:%20the%20Interactive%20Illinois%20Report%20Card%20and%20Illinois%20e-Plans


1
Less Red Tape, More Learning the Interactive
Illinois Report Card and Illinois e-Plans
  • Dr. Harvey Smith, Director of Interactive IL
    Report Card, Northern IL University
  • Carol Diedrichsen, Principal Ed Consultant,
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Sept. 2007

2
Illinois e-Plans in context
  • Pendulum swing of planning requirements
  • The e-Plans One Plan, One Purpose
  • Electronic monitoring
  • One template per NCLB/state law
  • To increase student learning
  • Prerequisites regional support and district
    ownership and web interface

3
Tools for a specific end
  • Less Red Tape
  • Whats the impact of the system of supportwith
    school and district plans as a central document
    when we
  • Minimize hoop-jumping
  • Focus planning on the key audience
  • Focus on the sense of data-key
    factors-strategies and activities
  • More Learning
  • School and district improvement plans that lead
    to improved student achievement.

4
The Scale of SIP Work
  • State law requirements for improvement plans
  • Number and type of required plans
  • 15 Federal Grants and Programs Staff
  • 9 RESPRO regions
  • About 870 districts and 4,280 schools

5
Illinois e-Plans
  • Interactive Illinois Report Card
  • Used prior to e-Plans to review/compare data
    (2003)
  • Growing recognition in the state
  • Illinois E-Plans (2005)available for school and
    district improvement plans, restructuring plans
    (NCLB, Sec. 1116) and Title I District Plans
    (2007) (NCLB, Sec. 1112)
  • Automatically populate available data and
    information
  • Embed analysis prompts
  • Focus primarily on the relationship between key
    factors and measurable strategies and activities

6
Continuum of District Involvement in School
Planning
MAXIMUM DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITY
School improvement
Corrective action
Restructuring
7
Regional System of Support Providers (RESPROs)
  • Service providers across Illinois use Federal and
    State funding to provide technical assistance to
    schools.
  • Other entities partner with ISBE through state
    funding Illinois Principals Assoc. and
    Illinois Assoc. of School Boards

8
Go live to iirc.niu.edu
  • Search for SAMPLE district and you can see the
    features of the Interactive Illinois Report Card
    and the Illinois e-Plans templates

9
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10
e-Plan Main Menu
11
The Road Map
12
Sample Data and Analysis Landing Page
13
Analysis Embedded in Data Screens
14
Summary of Key Factors
15
Deficiencies List for Action Plan
16
Objectives aligned to deficiencies
17
Strategies and Activities Screen
18
Strategies and Activities Screen
19
Strategies and Activities Screen
20
Monitoring the Objectives
21
Manage Objectives Screen
22
Monitoring Prompt
23
Final Submission Screen
24
In Summary
  • Tools that give teachers access to state
    assessment data and resources
  • Planning tool with plan implementers as the key
    audience
  • Minimizing the sting of compliance
  • Easy to share links to plans
  • Turn around/feedback reduced
  • Document at the core of discussions with the
    district
  • Streamlining agency planning requirements

25
Feedback and Questions
  • Please give us feedback or suggestions for what
    you see here, perhaps, based on practices in your
    state.
  • Is there an effective way to move from compliance
    monitoring to improved learning?
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