Welcome! This site hosts information created by Don White, Ph.D. This includes but is not limited to the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Senate Bill 7 Performance Ranking File. Access to many of these resources require you to be a registered user of this site.
The 2021-2022 Senate Bill 7 Performance Rankings File is available!
You can get the latest file version by submitting a request via the SB7 Performance Rankings File Access Form.
All Illinois School Districts are working to comply with the requirements of education reforms. The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) has worked to provide support via the Senate Bill 7 Performance Rankings File. This program gives districts a method of managing district positions aligned to local qualifications, teacher's credentials, and performance ratings. The program compiles this local data and creates reports needed to comply with Senate Bill 7.
This software was originally reviewed by the Senate Bill 7 teams from the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA). The latest version of this software builds on the knowledge gained from these users. This includes the inclusion of many suggested improvements that were submitted by these users. For example, the new software allows users to flag teachers whose rating has been changed through a review process, sort data within the program, reports can be formatted to list teachers in their current position and other positions for which they are eligible to hold in the district, and new fields have been added to filter for only current employees. This is only a sample of new features that can be found in the new version of this software.
The 2021-2022 IASA Senate Bill 7 Performance Rankings File is ready for you to purchase and download. The first step is to submit the SB7 Performance Rankings File Access Request Form. You will then receive an email with directions on how to download the file. IASA will then send you an invoice, but you can start using the file even before the payment is made. The cost of using this software has not increased since it was first created in 2012! As such, the annual licensing fee is $275 for IASA members and $550 for non-members.
Please note that previous versions of the SB7 file are no longer supported. Also, the support for this software will be via email only.
I strongly encourage you to watch the podcasts to learn more about using the SB7 file. Here are the links to the podcasts.
1) USE COPY AND PASTE VALUES RATHER THAN COPY AND PASTE OR CUT AND PASTE
2) CAREFULLY ALIGN THE COLUMNS (Watch the second podcast for details.)