Stephanie Banchero has a great in depth look at what Illinois' application for Race To The Top says that the state -- and its school districts -- will do if and when the state wins the extra federal money (State officials charting new course for schools ):
From her story: "The
most provocative reforms will replace the elementary school ISAT with a
tougher exam, mandate testing at every grade and rate teachers and
principals based on students' test results."