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IAGC State Legislative Initiatives

Senate Bill 1223: Accelerated Placement Act

    • Signed into law in August 25, 2017; Went into effect July 1, 2018.
    • Ensures that all Illinois school districts have fair and equitable acceleration policies allowing early entrance to kindergarten/first grade, subject acceleration, and whole-grade acceleration for eligible students.
    • Published Accelerate Illinois report on acceleration in Illinois in collaboration with the Untapped Potential Project.
    • NAGC/Fordham High Flyer Blogpost

House Bill 2461: School Report Card Bill 

    • Requires ISBE to collect and report for each school/district the percentage and demographics of students receiving gifted and accelerated services, the percentage of teachers with gifted education endorsements, disaggregated achievement and growth data for advanced students, and more. 
    • Went into effect January 1, 2018.

Untapped Potential Act  

    • Collaborated with the Untapped Potential Project to revise the Illinois School Code to ensure alignment with best practices for identifying gifted students. 
    • Results: The UP Act was passed unanimously by the House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Rauner in the summer of 2016.
    • Co-sponsored the Untapped Potential Report detailing the underrepresentation of low-income and minority students in gifted programs in Illinois schools.


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