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ISBE Back to School SY 2016 Webinar

Understand the Score is designed to help parents and community members know
what to expect when their children's score reports arrive at home.


I think the promise of PARCC is greater than the promise of most of the other assessments we’ve ever had. Kids can test to the edge of their knowledge.

Tony Smith - State Superintendent of Education

Supt. Tony Smith, Ph.D.
5 Key Areas of Focus

  • Money - Establish an adequate and equitable education finance system
  • Quality - Common definition of, and fair access to, quality education
  • Autonomy - Maximize district autonomy to provide quality education to all families
  • Competency - Encourage competency-based learning
  • Community - Districts and schools as centers of healthy communities

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