Student Assessment

The Assessment Division of the Illinois State Board of Education is responsible for developing and administering tests that measure the performance of students and schools against the Illinois Learning Standards. The state assessment scores are used to measure adequate yearly progress (AYP) for all public schools. All students' scores are part of the AYP measure, including students with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

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 (7/15/14) updated



Important Dates


bullet Test Blueprints for the 2014 Assessments

Should you have additional questions, please contact the assessment division at: 1-866-317-6034.

<empty> Questions about Assessments?  Please visit our Contact Page for information about where to direct your inquiry.

A number of resources for schools and districts have been posted to the PARCC website, and information will continue to be updated, about the PARCC Field Test as it becomes available: Included at this link are:

For questions related to the PARCC FIELD TEST, please contact Dan Frederking at 1-866-317-6034 or
For general PARCC inquiries, please contact Dan Long at