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For Immediate Release
February 17, 2005

Illinois State Board of Education and
Illinois Parent Teacher Association seeking input for School Report Card Redesign

Parents encouraged to complete online survey

Springfield, Ill. -The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are partnering to design a new snapshot version of Illinois' School Report Cards. The goal in developing these snapshots is to provide parents with the information they want to know about their schools in a concise, easy to read format. Snapshots will be designed with a focus on making school performance information more accessible and understandable to parents and the general public.

As ISBE and the Illinois PTA begin the redesign process, they are seeking input from parents and the general public. An online survey has been posted at www.isbe.net/survey, and individuals with an interest in this initiative are encouraged to fill it out. The survey will be accessible online through February 25, 2005. A link to the survey has also been included on the ISBE home page at www.isbe.net.

Survey responses will be incorporated into the development and design process. The new snapshot design will be implemented with the release of the 2004-2005 School Report Cards later this year.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777