The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each state to create a plan to ensure all children receive a high-quality education that prepares them for college and careers. As part of the Illinois ESSA plan, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will evaluate every Illinois preK-8 school on eight indicators: English-language arts academic growth (25%); math academic growth (25%); English-language arts proficiency (7.5%); math proficiency (7.5%); science proficiency (5%); English learner progress to proficiency (5%); chronic absenteeism (20%); and climate survey participation (5%). 

ISBE uses data from these indicators to give each school a summative designation, or a rating, in one of four tiers. The tiers are: Exemplary School (Tier I), Commendable School (Tier 2), Underperforming School (Tier 3) and Lowest Performing School (Tier 4). 

View District 58's Fall 2022 Curriculum Workshop presentation (scroll to the Illinois State Report Card section) to learn more about these indicators and other related information.


ISBE shared 2022 school designation information as part of the 2022 Illinois School Report Card, which was published on Oct. 27, 2022.

District 58 is proud to share that Hillcrest School earned an "Exemplary" rating and all other District 58 schools earned a "Commendable" rating.

The Illinois Report Card also includes metrics on every Illinois school, including student growth, school funding and demographics. The report card also includes site-based expenditures — how much money each district spends per student at individual schools. New in 2022, the report card will track schools’ progress on the Equity Journey Continuum. This continuum is an informational tool that helps districts track their progress toward closing gaps in student achievement, opportunities and supports.

In November 2022, each District 58 school is hosting a School Report Card Forum to share information about their school's specific report card results with parents/guardians. Please see the Oct. 27 email from your school principal for more information.

Learn more about ESSA in District 58:

Historical ESSA Information: