Under the authority of the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act (105 ILCS 13/1 et seq.) (the “LDS Act”), ICCB is the State Education Authority responsible for collecting and maintaining enrollment, completion, and student characteristic information on community college students. Illinois Community College System data collection, administrative data matching, and reporting is effectively and efficiently coordinated through ICCB. To assist in carrying out its mandate and to formulate policy, the Illinois Community College Board collects data from the community college system as well as other providers of services via grant programs.
ICCB established its centralized data system three decades ago and collects millions of student and staff records annually. ICCB continues to enhance its system and collects student enrollment, demographic, curriculum, course, and credential information, as well as staff and financial data. Additionally, ICCB is the State of Illinois Administrator for Adult Education and collects adult education student enrollment, demographic, course/curriculum, credential, staff and financial information via the web-based Data and Information System – Illinois (DAIS-I). Finally, ICCB also collects High School Diploma Equivalent student demographic, attainment, and testing site information.
ICCB partners with the community colleges to augment and sustain the ICCB centralized data system to furnish information for state and federal accountability purposes, promote student and institutional improvement, and meet research needs. By compiling student and staff-level data centrally it drastically reduces reporting burden on community colleges and ensures continuity and consistency.
ICCB securely shares data with state agency partners and select national entities to enhance insight and analysis on credit and non-credit students in the community college system. ICCB’s ability to link data among state agency and national data sources, including K-12, higher education, and workforce systems allows for analysis of “pipeline” outcomes.