ISBE posted a new FAQ document on July 26 that provides information about the preliminary summative designations that were sent to impacted schools (lowest performing and under-performing) in June. This document also provides information helpful to all Illinois leaders in preparation for Phase II designations that will be released in October. You can access the FAQ document here.
The student growth calculation has moved from a linear regression model to student growth percentiles (SGPs). An updated video by Dr. John Gatta of the ECRA group is available for viewing here.
Several other non-substantive changes have been made as well including:
*The removal of the terms "Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4"
*The removal of colors associated with designations (red, orange, green, and blue)