Growth and Talent

The Growth and Talent Department oversees state and locally mandated assessments administered to District 70 students (IAR, STAR), shares performance reports with families, and works with the Teaching and Learning Dept. to use data for instructional and curriculum decision-making.  

  • Collaborates with principals on School Improvement Plans as a team to examine data on student performance and create improvement goals while incorporating instructional strategies grounded in scientifically based research designed to improve student performance. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assessments
  • Mentoring Program
  • Staff Professional Development
  • School Improvement
  • School Safety

Director of Growth & Talent 

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Dr. Kerri Bongle 

Department Staff
Cheryl Perraud
Administrative Assistant 
847-362-9695 Ex. 7119

D70 Assessment Schedule