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UPDATE 1: (6/14/2013): We recently received information from the Illinois Department of Education regarding inBloom (the database management company used to conduct a field test of the database in Bloomington-Normal.) In Illinois, each school district will select their own database management/storage vendor. Each school district can decide to select inBloom or they can select some other vendor. This does not change the facts about how the database will function; it is merely a clarification about vendors.
UPDATE 2: (8/2013): The PARCC computerized testings have been delayed. This year, Illinois students will take continue taking the ISAP tests. However, the tests have been rewritten to be Common Core aligned.
UPDATE 3: This presentation mentions the Race to the Top funds. In addition, Illinois receive 2.1 billion in Stimulus funds via the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds. This gives more ‘teeth’ to the concept that adoption of common core (and other related federal initiatives) were influenced by the receipt of stimulus money.