Important Announcement

Website Change: Please visit the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative ( for current information on ISTAC's behavioral support to school districts.  While that website is in development, the content on will remain available for schools to use.

Training/TA Requests: ISTAC's 2014-15 integrated training and technical assistance will be provided to districts identified by ISBE as needing additional supports related to their data on the special education state performance plan indicators.  ISTAC will be in contact with districts as they are identified.  Districts not identified for ISTAC support are welcome to participate in ISTAC regional training events as they are added to the statewide calendar. Please also consider registering for the Fall Leadership Conference on MTSS.

 New: Announcing SWIS 5.2 release. Visit the Evaluation Page for further details. 
Jan '14 Update Newsletter, focusing on the impact of PBIS on students with disabilities in Illinois schools.

National News: US Depts. of Ed. and Justice release federal guidance on school discipline and discrimination, emphasizing prevention and positive school environments. Visit website for guidance package and resources.

  Patterns of Minor Office Discipline Referrals in Schools Using SWIS 

  The Impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in Schools
Building Tier 2/ Tier 3 Capacity within a PBIS System of Support
Bullying Prevention Resources