How is instruction different compared to last spring when when schools were first closed?
Given the abrupt closure of school last March, ISBE set procedures that led to the implementation of a generalized curriculum. For the 2020-2021 school year, curriculum and instruction will be implemented by grade and department. Staff has been working since the initial closure through the summer to develop engaging instruction for all students.
Also, back in March, Governor Pritzker mandated a “No Harm Grading Policy” due to the abrupt state-wide school closings. That mandate has since been lifted. For 2020-2021, students are expected to participate in all learning environments and complete assignments; grades will be based on both. Along the way, staff will support students on the specific assignments they submit through ongoing and frequent feedback.