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ERIC Number: ED573243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The State We're In: 2012. A Report Card on Public Education in Illinois
Advance Illinois
This report assesses Illinois' academic performance from early childhood through postsecondary, providing a snapshot of how Illinois compares to other states and nations as we collectively work to provide all students a world-class education. The analysis is divided into three parts: (1) The first section examines how Illinois public schools serve 2 million students by spotlighting performance on key academic milestones such as 4th-grade reading, 8th-grade math, college readiness in core subjects and postsecondary graduation; (2) The second section examines the interlocking set of reforms that state education leaders, legislators and advocates have crafted to lay the foundation for future academic growth since the State We're In: 2010. The report also illustrates how the various initiatives fit together to lay a strong academic foundation for Illinois going forward; and (3) The third section contains 55 data measures that examine Illinois' standing in early education, K-12 and postsecondary readiness and success. The report highlights more than four dozen data measures to illuminate how well Illinois, as a state, educates students. Data for each measure include: (1) current performance; (2) past performance; (3) leading states and Illinois' comparative national rank; and (4) equity gaps by race and Latino origin, income and special education status when possible. [For the previous report, "The State We're In: 2010. A Report Card on Education in Illinois," see ED573241.]
Advance Illinois. 303 East Wacker Drive Suite 1925, Chicago, IL 60601. Tel: 312-235-4531; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Boeing Company; JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Authoring Institution: Advance Illinois
Identifiers - Location: Illinois