The purpose of this study is to examine how Illinois school districts are utilizing the Illinois 5Essentials Survey results, particularly for school improvement, to determine challenges to successful implementation and to make recommendations for improvements to the 5E Survey and implementation process for statewide use. We also summarize district/school stakeholders' familiarity with the 5E Survey, perceived value of the survey, preferences for training, levels of supports, and reasons for not using the 5E Survey data. Examples of districts' promising practices for utilizing the 5E data are also highlighted. The full report and an executive summary are available.
The Illinois Education Research Council has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Robert R. MCormick Foundation and a two-year $50,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to study the implementation of the redesigned principal preparation programs in Illinois. For more details, see the official press release.
This study examines the impact of student outmigration on Illinois employment and earnings. Our intent is for this study to inform policy to both decrease the outmigration of students and to collect appropriate data to track these students and quantify the impact.
Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good
Illinois P-20 Council Meeting, South Suburban community College, July 23, 2014
Predictive Validity of ACT from 2002-07 to 2008-11
Janet Holt, Bradford White, and Gerry McLaughlin
Association for Institutional Research Forum, Orlando, FL, May 28, 2014.
Educational Policy Issues Related to College Readiness
Northern Illinois University, April 29, 2014
Seeking Excellence and Diversity: How Stages in the Pipeline Affect the Composition of the New Teacher Corps
Bradford R. White, Eric J. Lichtenberger, and Karen J. DeAngelis
AEFP Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 13-15, 2014