I’m getting a lot of questions related to linear regression and how the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may implement linear regression to measure student growth under the new school improvement and accountability system. As a result, I decided to synthesize information as it becomes available.

While there are many important details that as of the date of this post have not been published by ISBE, one can glean some insight into the direction ISBE is headed given their choice of linear regression.

Below is a 12-minute presentation to promote dialogue and awareness, and engage Illinois schools, districts, and other IL-Empower professional learning partners to help plan for the student growth component of the Illinois Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Student Growth: Insights into Linear Regression and the Illinois State Growth Model

Please check back regularly as I will update information as it is published by ISBE. If you have suggested updates, questions, or topics you would like me to address in future versions,

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