Advance Illinois

Where does Illinois stand on the steps to readiness?

Founded in 2008 through the collaborative efforts of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group, Advance Illinois is an independent policy and advocacy organization working to foster a healthy public education system that will prepare students to achieve success in college, career and civic life. Advance Illinois is committed to an aligned education system that strives for equity, stresses college and career readiness and completion, and supports the whole child from the earliest years through adulthood.

The 2019 edition of The State We’re In measures Illinois’ educational performance from early childhood through postsecondary. It tracks how Illinois students have performed over the past decade and how that performance compares with students in other states.

Multiple once again partnered with Advance Illinois to update and refresh their biannual report on education in Illinois. The website and accompanying print brochure reimagine a wide range of infographics and data metrics while keeping the format digestible and user friendly.

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Multiple worked with Advance Illinois to reimagine and enhance all data visualizations, focusing on readability by creating a color-coded system per educational level.
A printed version of the report accompanies the digital experience.
For the first time, with Multiple, Advance Illinois created a regional analysis insert with district-level data and online interactive maps and charts. The tri-fold report supports critical conversations essential to understanding variations in progress and outcomes.

Scope of Services


Data visualization


Front-end development, back-end development


Digital experiences, print/packaging
Bernice Wahler Landscapes
Print / Packaging