Illinois Accelerated Placement Act


Effective July 1, 2018 Illinois school districts must develop and implement policies on student acceleration.

Under the Accelerated Placement Act, school districts must develop and implement policies for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, grade acceleration (i.e., grade skipping), and acceleration in individual subject areas. Accelerated placement must be determined, in part, by multiple valid, reliable indicators, and cannot be limited only to children identified as gifted. Additionally, although each board of education can create its own criteria for accelerated placement, the decision-making process must involve multiple individuals including the child’s parents.

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