Colleagues: There are a number of important resources and programs that would benefit you in the days leading up to the release of the 2018 School Report Card:1. Subscription to ISBE's listserv for the Report Card, IL-EMPOWER, and summative designations. You can subscribe to the listserve here.2. Information related to high school graduation rate calculation. You can access ISBE's descriptive resource here.3. ISBE's Notice of Award for the new Illinois Assessment of Readiness (formerly PARCC). 4. Registration link for the IBAM Quality Frameworks and Rubric webinar on October 4 from 3 - 4 p.m. This webinar, developed in collaboration with IPA and IASA, is designed for all district and school administrators to provide guidance for completing the school-level needs assessment. The framework is required for schools designated to receive targeted or comprehensive support through IL-Empower, but it is also highly recommended for any schools in the state.