Member Schools

Accountability & Assessments

The Illinois Charter School Law frees charter schools from many regulations in order to encourage the development and use of “new, different or alternative” teaching methods, forms of measuring pupil learning and achievement, and educational visions and goals. In exchange, charter schools are held accountable to the Common Core State Standards through state mandated assessments.

Illinois State Assessments

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

School Quality Ratings Policy (SQRP)


  • INCS Data FAQ*: Overview of charter school data on school openings, enrollment, demographics, teachers and academic performance in Illinois charter schools.