Illinois Center for School Improvement Research Council
The Research Council for the Illinois Center for School Improvement (Illinois CSI) is composed of national education content experts, representatives from national educational organizations, and experts of national standing from American Institutes for Research (AIR). All Research Council members are able to speak authoritatively to at least one of the Eight Essential Elements of School Improvement as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The Research Council has been established to provide research-based guidance and timely input into resources and services provided by Illinois CSI. Council members may also participate in Quarterly Research Forum meetings and provide detailed answers to questions posed by districts.
Roles and Responsibilities
Research Council members are responsible for informing the work of Illinois CSI individually or in collaboration with their peers by engaging in the following activities:
Incorporate knowledge and expertise—individual and collective—into Illinois CSI product design
Act in a quality-assurance role to guide the direction of technical assistance plans and sessions and to offer suggestions for improvement and change
Participate and inform the Quarterly Research Forums as appropriate
Offer research-based contributions to Illinois CSI clientele by participating in research forums, Illinois CSI issue brief publications, and other communications