Civil Rights Self-Assessment:
A Tool for the Illinois Education Community

Educational entities which receive Federal funds are responsible to ensure the protection of rights for individuals associated with their schools or districts. The Illinois State Board of Education is responsible for conducting on-site reviews of potential non-compliance with civil rights laws.

Civil Rights Self-Assessment: A Tool for the Illinois Education Community is designed to assist educational entities in preparing for a civil rights review.

This self-assessment tool allows an educational entity to review the five major civil rights laws:

  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
  • Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs (effective March 15, 1979),
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

After reviewing policies and practices relating to these laws, your school or district will have an improved understanding of how to comply with the Office for Civil Rights requirements.

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