The ICCB Research and Policy Studies division serves as the ICCB foundational resource for the development, measurement and analysis of Illinois Community College System data. Staff provide information, counsel, and technical assistance for projects and initiatives related to research and policy studies. The Division, in collaboration with ICCB Information Technology staff, maintains a comprehensive and robust ICCB Centralized Data System for the Illinois Community College System to answer critical policy questions, inform continuous student and program improvement initiatives, and ultimately, support students on pathways to success. On behalf of the Illinois Community College System, the Division compiles data from the ICCB Centralized Data System for state/federal accountability reporting, cross-state agency projects, and national initiatives. The Division represents the agency in Illinois Longitudinal Data System efforts and advances cross-state agency data projects and initiatives to analyze the effectiveness of P-20 to Workforce programs.
ICCB Centralized Data
ICCB is the State Education Authority responsible for collecting and maintaining enrollment, completion, and student characteristic information on community college students. Illinois Community College System data collection, administrative data matching, and reporting is effectively and efficiently coordinated through ICCB. ICCB utilizes its centralized data system to furnish information for state and federal accountability purposes, promote student and institutional improvement, meet research needs, and formulate policy. By compiling student and staff-level data centrally it ensures continuity and consistency in reporting across the system.