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Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois: Student Voices Evaluation

This study, conducted by the P-20 Research and Data Collaborative at Northern Illinois University for Education Systems Center, focuses on understanding the perspectives of high school students who were currently enrolled in education pathways as part of the Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois initiative.

HB3296/Public Act 102-0917 Brief

An brief on HB3296/Public Act 102-0917, signed into law on May 27, 2022, that advances the Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework and the College and Career Pathway Endorsements.

Dual Credit Survey Briefs

In 2021, a team including EdSystems conducted a broad survey of key secondary and postsecondary stakeholders about dual credit in Illinois. Download the three survey briefs which include quantitative and qualitative findings.

College and Career Readiness Metrics and Evaluation Framework

This master metrics list includes data metrics recommended or employed by members of the Northern Illinois University P-20 Research & Data Collaborative (RDC) across their portfolio of collaborative, college-and-career-readiness-related (CCR) projects.

Transitional English Resources

Access resources created or vetted by the Statewide Advisory Group that align with the Statewide Course Parameters, Competencies, and Policies document to support new and established Transitional English courses to meet the requirements to apply for statewide portability.

Scaling Education Pathways Initiative (SEPI) Analysis

EdSystems developed this analysis of the initial implementation of SEPI with input from the first cohort of collaboratives. It was undertaken to understand how the components of the education pathway were being executed in practice and to collect promising practices and lessons learned.

Middle-Skills Pathways in Chicago

Explore EdSystems’ deep landscape analysis of existing middle-skills pathways in Chicago that lead to industry credentials and degrees associated with priority occupations. To date, we have completed five analyses in the sectors of Education/Childcare, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

Career Development Experience Toolkit Companion Piece

The purpose of this extension is to explore career development experiences and provide resources to address the needs of stakeholders outside of a traditional high school setting including workforce development organizations, community-based organizations, and alternative high schools. This companion piece targets these organizations and employers in order to serve youth more inclusively.

Statewide Transitional English Course Parameters, Competencies, and Policies

ISBE, ICCB, and IBHE have jointly agreed upon the course parameters, competencies, and related policies set forth in this document, adopted in January 2021. These course parameters, competencies, and related policies will guide the local partnerships between high schools and colleges necessary for the successful implementation of Transitional English instruction.

Statewide Transitional Math Competencies and Policies

This document, updated in January 2021, includes an overview of the three transitional math pathways established by the PWR Act and approved by ISBE, IBHE, and ICCB. It then includes the competencies recommended for adoption by the committees of the Statewide Panel for Transitional Math, including process competencies for all three pathways related to mathematical and student success, and content competencies for each of the three pathways.

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Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides

The Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides provide guidance and exemplars for local districts to adopt or customize as they develop programs of study; establish a framework for State agencies; identify priority dual credit courses; define the competencies that should be sequenced across the course sequence; and identify entry points for employers to support coursework and related experiences.

I-WIN Resources

Explore resources to support innovative and equitable work-based learning opportunities, including a statewide resource bank of team-based challenges.

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60 by 25 Network Impact Report

This report captures the impact of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network from 2013–2020. Communities in the Network are driving State policy implementation, deepening and validating collaboration by using the organizing principles of collective impact, increasing cross-sector collaboration, and enhancing leadership and governance structures within their communities.

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Recommended Technical and Essential Employability Competencies

The competencies set forth in this document were developed through an iterative process involving public-private steering committees established pursuant to the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act in order to implement College and Career Pathway Endorsements.

College and Career Pathway Endorsement Framework

The framework for the College and Career Pathway Endorsement Framework established by the PWR Act. This is a voluntary system for school districts to award on high school diplomas to those demonstrating readiness for college and careers.

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Unduplicated Counts Project

Funded by a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five grant, the Unduplicated Counts Project links data across state agency systems to establish unduplicated counts of children ages birth through five receiving selected publicly funded early childhood services administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

CAREER-DEVELOPMENT-EXPERIENCE-TOOLKIT

Career Development Experience Toolkit

Released in 2019, the Career Development Experience Toolkit adheres to the framework of the PWR Act for College and Career Pathway Endorsements. These materials serve any organization that seeks to provide rigorous work-based learning opportunities to youth.

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Dual Credit Model Partnership Agreement

The Model Partnership Agreement guides local partnerships between high schools and colleges necessary for the successful implementation of quality dual credit courses and related student supports.

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Career Pathways Dictionary

This document includes the overarching Illinois State definition for Career Pathways and the work-based learning components of Pathway Endorsements as agreed to by multiple State of Illinois agencies, state boards and committees, and other stakeholders.

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Illinois Transitional Math

The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act includes Transitional Math, which is built around courses that increase college readiness for high school seniors. Learn more and access resources.

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Illinois Success Network Cradle to Career Dashboard

The Illinois Education and Career Success Network’s Cradle to Career Community Dashboard helps Leadership Communities analyze regional information on education and workforce system characteristics; track progress on postsecondary education attainment and education-to-career objectives,; and benchmark community efforts against state averages.

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