Location of Standards 
In regulation
Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
2008 version (principal evaluation); 1996 version (administrative certification)
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
Last updated January 2012
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
The draft standards intended for evaluations differ from the ISLLC Standards and include the following six performance areas: Living a Mission and Vision Focused on Results; Leading and Managing Systems Change; Improving Teaching and Learning; Building and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships; Leading with Integrity and Professionalism; and Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations.
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
In 2012-13, all Illinois districts were required to align principal and assistant principal evaluations with the Illinois Professional Standards for School Leaders or other research-based district standards. The principal practice portion of the evaluation must compose at least 50 percent of the overall principal evaluation. The state also uses the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards as the basis for administrative certification; these standards are adapted from the 1996 ISLLC Standards.
[1] Illinois State Board of Education. (2011). Performance evaluation advisory council: State model for principal evaluation. Retrieved from [2] Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. (2014). Section 29.100 Illinois professional school leader standards. Springfield, IL: State of Illinois. Retrieved from