School Report Cards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the school report card?

The school report card is a document that is produced for each regular public school in compliance with Section 10-17a of the Illinois School Code. With the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2001, report cards are also released for districts and the state.

Do the school report cards contain ratings or rankings of schools?

No. The school report cards contain numbers and averages at the school, district and state levels for various data elements. Other report card-related data may be found at http://www.isbe.net/research and http://iirc.niu.edu/ .

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