Illinois Administrative Code requires that each school in Illinois has a Compliance Visit to ascertain that districts/schools are complying with state operational requirements and all applicable state and federal regulations.

The Compliance Visit includes:

  • Reviewing certificated personnel and paraprofessional credentials to ensure that all staff meets the definition of being "highly qualified"; staff credentials must match the staff assignment.
  • Reviewing policy, health/life safety, procedures, financial records and school board minutes to ensure they are in alignment with Illinois School Code and Administrative Code requirements.

Schools are visited every 4-5 years and Compliance Visit results determine a school's State Recognition Status.

Districts can find a link to information about the IARSS compliance website at