Transitional Instruction

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Jon Furr

Executive Director

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Heather Penczak

Policy & Program Manager

The PWR Act established a new statewide system for transitional instruction in math and English that increases college readiness for high school seniors and reduces remedial education needs. Successful completion of transitional instruction provides students with guaranteed placement into college-level courses at Illinois community colleges and accepting Illinois universities.

Our Role

EdSystems launched and managed the interagency process that led to uniform transitional math competencies and policies and a Statewide implementation plan. Under this plan, all school districts in Illinois are expected to implement transitional math instruction by no later than 2022-23 school year. We are now leading a parallel effort to launch transitional English across the State.

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