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The Illinois Center for School Improvement (Illinois CSI) research base is grouped around 10 areas (the eight essential elements of effective education plus two additional) central to effective education in Illinois. Each topic includes resources that examine numerous factors that impact education in the United States, and is organized into themes specific to the issues and perspectives that emerged from that topic area.

​​​The annotated bibliography that accompanies each topic is currently available through each of the following pages​ and as a downloadable PDF document.​​​

School and District Turnaround School and District Turnaround

Closing the Achievement Gap Closing the Achievement Gap

Comprehensive Planning Comprehensive Planning

Leadership Leadership

Conditions for Learning Conditions for Learning

Family and Community Engagement Family & Community Engagement

Professional Development Professional Development

Assessment Assessment

Curriculum Curriculum

Instruction Instruction

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