Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and IL-EMPOWER

The Illinois ESSA Plan represents the belief of ISBE and our stakeholders that the students with the greatest needs deserve the greatest share of our public education resources. Grounding our work in the practice of equity will ensure that we provide all students with the supports they need to succeed from pre-K through high school and onto purposeful lives.

IL-EMPOWER is a statewide system of differentiated supports and accountability to improve student learning, purposely designed for capacity development to leverage schools’ strengths to meet student needs. School Improvement is designed to help you build school improvement plans that close achievement gaps while increasing equity and meeting ESSA requirements.

The Regional Offices of Education are approved learning partners in all service areas: Governance & Management, Climate & Culture or Curriculum & Instruction

Quality Framework