Jennifer K. Foster
Deputy Executive Director
Adult Education and Literacy (Illinois)
Illinois Community College Board
401 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone: (217) 785-0171
ESL: BEST Literacy; BEST Plus; CASAS
DAIS-I (Data and Information System – Illinois)
GED: Data Match
Employment: Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match
The ICCB provides training opportunities through their Professional Development Network. This network is designed to ensure ongoing staff development opportunities are available to all program staff including administrators and instructors. The ICCB's data system provides an overview of various outcomes, but more importantly the state's actions allow programs to easily identify specific information to ensure continuous improvement.
DAIS-I (Data and Information System - Illinois), a web-based reporting system was designed through a joint effort with the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (C.A.I.T.) and released in 2008. DAIS-I serves as a powerful management tool for both the ICCB and local providers. The data system provides a host of different reports for program and state use. Some reports provide an overview picture of the program while others allow program staff to "drill down" to specific instructors, buildings, class sections, etc. The NRS Performance Measure - Static Report allows programs to compare their programs level completion rate with the state targets. Also, in the spirit of continuous improvement, this report allows programs to enter the level completion percentage they proposed when they submitted their proposals. This allows programs to see how they are progressing not only relative to state targets, but also to what they have done previously. Another useful report is the Student Profile Summary Report. This report is a "drill down" report that allows the program to view goal information, testing outcomes, separation information, and self-reported achievements for specific instructors, buildings, class sections, etc.
Adult Education and Family Literacy, Illinois Community College Board