Public Act 100-0421
ACCELERATED PLACEMENT ACT
The Accelerated Placement Act (Public Act 100-0421) was signed into law on August 25, 2017 and took effect July 1, 2018.
This Accelerated Placement Act requires Illinois public school districts to adopt and implement policies on acceleration that, at minimum, provide opportunities for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, opportunities for accelerating a student in a single subject area, and opportunities for “whole grade” acceleration (sometimes referred to as “grade skipping”).
The law also allows districts to provide additional forms of acceleration not specifically addressed in the Accelerated Placement Act such as advanced courses, grade telescoping, AP courses, dual enrollment programs, etc