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Below are several resources and various forms of research which are used to drive many of the initiatives in East Peoria Elementary District 86 as well as organizations which are directly connected with Mr. Estes and his work in education.
Connect with the ISBE website to access state public school governance information.
Illinois State Board of Education
The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) website provides information concerning our local benchmark assessment, the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).
Northwest Evaluation Association
East Peoria Elementary District 86 is well-served by our local ROE. This website lists information about ROE 53 as well as a link to our local service center, Mid-Illini Educational Cooperative.
Tazewell County Regional Office of Education 53
With offices located in Tazewell County, Mid-Illini serves as the professional development service center for ROE 22, ROE 38, and ROE 53.
Mid-Illini Educational Cooperative
Through this website will provide background information concerning the new Illinois Common Core Standards adopted in June of 2010 by the State of Illinois. District 86 is currently involved in an extensive transition to the Common Core Standards.
Common Core Standards
The Blueprint for Educational Reform, initiated by President Obama, outlines the goals for educational reform by the United States Department of Education.
The Blueprint for Educational Reform
Here you can find a brief overview of what educational leaders mean by the term, "21st Century Skills."
21st Century Skills
This document will outline the extensive study into literacy by the Alliance for Educational Excellence.
This document will outline the extensive study into writing by the Alliance for Educational Excellence.
As a member of IASA, school district administrators can stay connected through an active network of other administrators around the state.
Illinois Association of School Administrators
IL ASCD is one of our primary links to the latest developments in curriculum and instruction. Mr. Estes serves as a regional representative for this group serving the counties of Tazewell, Logan, Mason, Menard, and Peoria.
Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The CAC protects the rights of children who have been the unfortunate victims of abuse. Providing an inviting and safe environment for child victims in order to investigate wrong-doing, the CAC has faithfully served to benefit the children in our county. Mr. Estes serves as a member of the advisory board of this group.
Tazewell Children's Advocacy Center
This information from Patricia Kain at the Harvard University Writing Center describes what "close" reading is and some strategies on how "close" reading requires students to think at a higher cognitive level.
Close Reading Research from Harvard University
This is Mr. Estes' Common Core presentation given during our SIP afternoon, November 4, 2011.
Researcher Bill Daggett has written a great deal about how to maintain the high level of rigor and relevance to today's students. This summary by Daggot helps explain this framework.
Rigor and Relevance Research
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