Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street • Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001 Jesse H. Ruiz
Rod Blagojevich Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D.
Governor State Superintendent of Education (Interim)
TO: The Honorable Emil Jones, Jr., Senate President
The Honorable Frank C. Watson, Senate Republican Leader
The Honorable Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the House
The Honorable Tom Cross, House Republican Leader
FROM: Rebecca McCabe, Chairman
Illinois Growth Model Task Force
DATE: January 10, 2007
RE: Illinois Growth Model Task Force
In fulfillment of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 87, the Illinois Growth Model Task Force submits
the attached report. The Task Force has completed its work with the submission of this report,
• examines what other states are doing;
• provides information regarding an Illinois growth model proposal for the federal growth
• explores the potential for a growth model to give a clearer, fairer picture of individual
student progress, such as the progress of those students in alternative schools; and
• provides one to three models that Illinois should consider.
As stipulated in SJR 87, the Illinois Growth Model Task Force is dissolved upon completion of
the attached report.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me in the Student Assessment Division at
the Illinois State Board of Education at 217-782-4823.
cc: The Honorable Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor
Mark Mahoney, Clerk of the House
Linda Hawker, Secretary of the Senate
Legislative Research Unit
State Government Report Center