Parents, educators and legislators in Illinois will be better able to compare school performance thanks to a new state law signed by Governor Pat Quinn.
Until now, the report cards that are supposed to indicate how well schools are performing were often more than a dozen pages long and proved to be confusing to read.
They will be revised under the new law. By the fall of 2013, they'll be slimmed down to two pages with colorful graphics.
State Senator Kim Lightford (D-Maywood) said they will also contain more information.