The Illinois P-20 Network is pleased to share the following information on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Community College Board.
In order for students to receive the full benefits of Transitional Math, the correct Illinois State Board of Education Student Information System (SIS) course code and Illinois portability codes must be utilized. The Transitional Math SIS codes can be found below and are also within the provided portability document templates as well as the policies document, which can be found on the Illinois Transitional Math website.
Please note that there are different ISBE SIS course codes and portability codes for each of the distinct Transitional Math courses that are offered.
As always, school districts should ensure that they are uploading the correct course codes in ISBE SIS to accurately report students’ course completions.
Additionally, portability codes should be placed on the high school transcripts of students who have successfully completed a Transitional Math course. Community Colleges across Illinois utilize the portability code from the high school transcript to identify students who should be correctly placed in college credit-bearing mathematics courses.
- STEM Pathway
ISBE SIS Code – 02055A001
Portability Code – TM001
- Quantitative Literacy and Statistics Pathway
ISBE SIS Code – 02201A001
Portability Code – TM002
- Tech Pathway
ISBE SIS Code – 02153A001
Portability Code – TM003
Implementation of Transitional Math is now entering the second semester of the second year of implementation. We currently have over 200 approved courses across the state of Illinois. We are excited to see the progress that school districts and students are making with the implementation of Transitional Math. Approved courses can be found on the Illinois Transitional Math website.
As a reminder, the next opportunity for Transitional Math portability submission is due on March 1, 2021, and those submissions will be considered at the Spring Portability Panel meeting on April 14, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding transitional courses, please e-mail TRInstruction@isbe.net.January 2021
Have you visited the IllinoisPostsecondaryProfiles.com website yet? Have you shared it with your school counselors and academic advisors? Students and parents?
The Illinois Postsecondary Profiles website brings together data from across multiple agencies in one interactive, easy-to-use website. Currently, visitors to the site can explore the full range of postsecondary institutions in Illinois.
New features that we want to highlight for end users includes:
- Download the Data – Researchers can download the data from across the site into a spreadsheet file with the link at the bottom of each page.
- Print and/or Export Data on a particular screen – Users can also take what they see on their own computers and print or export to a spreadsheet for future reference.
What’s coming next?
The next phase of the website, which is under development, will allow users to explore occupations and areas of study.
The Illinois Postsecondary Profiles website is a collaboration of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board, and it is developed and managed by Northern Illinois University’s Illinois Interactive Report Cards.February 2020
This week, the Illinois Postsecondary Profiles website publicly launched. The website is a joint effort of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board, and it is being implemented by the Illinois Interactive Report Cards Office at Northern Illinois University as is the Illinois Report Card website for school districts throughout Illinois.
The Illinois Postsecondary Profiles website brings together a wide range of data from a variety of sources and presents it in new informative ways for postsecondary institutions across the State of Illinois in this first phase of its roll-out. You can view this information by institution as pictured below.
You can even view information across institutions at the same time using the View schools side-by-side button as pictured below.
Future updates for the Illinois Postsecondary Profiles site are planned. The additional functionality that will result from these releases includes the ability to:
- Explore the data by occupation/major interest area
- Investigate the experiences of different groups of people in pursuit of their dreams!
We look forward to providing additional updates on these developments through the P-20 Network in the coming months and years.October 2019