Illinois Administrators' Academy Information

The Administrator Academy represents six counties in West Central Illinois (Adams, Brown, Cass, Morgan, Pike and Scott). Its purpose is to provide meaningful and timely academies for administrators so they can:

  • stay current on issues
  • develop leadership skills
  • build capacity in their role
  • network with peers
  • complete state requirements for licensing

State law requires  administrators to participate in one academy every year (July 1 - June 30).  Failure to do so results in penalties for the administrator with increased academies in future years. If more than one academy is taken during a single year, the extra academies will automatically roll over into professional development hours.

Academies are held throughout the state and offered by groups including Regional Offices of Education, the Illinois Principals' Association, and the Illinois Association of School Administrators.  Participants may choose any academy at any site.

Please note that cancellation less than 48 hours prior to an Academy will result in a $50 charge to the participant. Thank you for your understanding. 

Upcoming Illinois Administrators' Academies

Teacher/Principal Evaluation Certification Renewal Information

The state has released the following information regarding the process for teacher/principal evaluator retraining. 

Evaluators who have taken the initial evaluator training (Growth Through Learning Modules or Teacher Evaluator Initial Training #2001 or Initial Administrator Evaluation Training) must complete retraining "once within the next renewal cycle"(105 ILCS 5/24A-3).  Please note that retraining is connected to the renewal cycle of the license (PEL).

Retraining will be offered through the Administrator's Academies. Retraining through the Administrator Academy structure will allow for the inclusion of teachers who have successfully completed initial evaluator training, but do not hold an administrator endorsement on their PEL. Two academies are required to meet the retraining requirement.  One will address teacher practice, and the other will address student growth. The academies neither need to be taken in any particular order, nor do they have to be taken together.

The year you take your initial training/s covers your requirement to evaluate for that 5 year renewal cycle.  When you renew and enter your next 5 year cycle, your refresher requirements kick in.

Initial Training

Individuals who are new to evaluating teachers and principals/assistant principals must complete an initial training. No individual should conduct a performance evaluation without having completed an initial training. View the “evaluator qualifications” section of an individual’s Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account to determine if they have completed the required training.

Teacher evaluators must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Prior to January 1, 2019: Have all five Growth Through Learning modules in the Evaluator Qualifications section of ELIS.
On or after January 1, 2019: Have successfully completed AA No. 2001.
Principal/assistant principal evaluators must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Prior to January 1, 2019: Have all five Growth Through Learning modules listed in the Evaluator Qualifications section of ELIS.
Between January 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020: Have completed AA No. 1865 and AA No. 3001 OR AA No. 3002. (May have been recorded as AA 2000 in ELIS.)
Between September 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020: Have completed AA No. 1865 and AA No. 3000. (May have been recorded as AA No. 2000 in ELIS.)
Between January 1, 2021, and June 30, 2024: Have completed AA No. 2000
On or after July 1, 2024: Have completed AA No. 4050.

Retraining

An individual is qualified to conduct performance evaluations through the end of their next license cycle after the license cycle in which they completed the initial training. The individual must complete retraining prior to June 30 of the last year of that license cycle to retain the evaluator qualification.


Retraining for principal/assistant principal evaluators is due by June 30 of the last year of the next renewal cycle after the evaluator completes the initial training.

Retraining for teacher evaluators is due by June 30 of the last year of the next renewal cycle after the evaluator completes the initial training.

Specific courses that satisfy retraining are listed below.

Teacher Evaluator
(One course is needed from both categories.)
Professional Practice Student Growth
#1448
#1451
#1452
#1801
#3000
#TBD - this will be updated on 07/01/2024
Principal/Assistant Principal Evaluator
(Effective July 1, 2024.)
Professional Practice
Required
#4050
Teacher/Principal Evaluator Refresher
Professional Practice Student Growth
Choose one: Required:
TBD TBD

Lapsed Qualification

If you have failed to complete the retraining course(s) within your allotted timeframe, you are prohibited from continuing to evaluate and you must complete the relevant retraining requirements before commencing evaluations.

Administrator Academy Coordinator
Julie Stratman
jstratman@roe1.net
217.277.2090