Resources

Assessment


With the adoption of the new Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core, the state has retired many of its old tests and replaced them with new, innovative assessments that will provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction.  Often aided by technological advances, these assessments will allow for students to better showcase their skills compared to the old, multiple-choice format.

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.

News and Updates (5/4/16)

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Illinois Assessment Dates (2/26/16)

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 Presentations and Webinars (4/29/16) new

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  • Assessment Update Webinars

  • April 29, 2016 video format (1:29:30) new
  • PowerPoint Presentation pdf
    DLM-AA - testing and updates; ISA Updates - system user guide, user accounts, user roles; ISA common mistakes; PARCC Testing - finishing, test irregularity reports and links, student mobility, mobility guidance, assessment correction, RNVTA, rejected student tests, ship report in PAN, additional PARCC finishing report.
  • April 22, 2016 video format (1:03:30)
  • PowerPoint PresentationPDF format
    DLM-AA - testing and updates; ISA Updates - system user guide, user accounts, user roles; ISA common mistakes; PARCC Testing - finishing, test irregularity reports and links, student mobility, mobility guidance, assessment correction, RNVTA, rejected student tests, SIS End of Year webinar; ship report in PAN, additional PARCC finishing report.
  • April 15, 2016 video format (48:55)
  • PowerPoint PresentationPDF format (Slide 14 revised 4/15/16)
    DLM, DLM-AA testing and updates; ISA Updates - faqs, standards coverage, item counts and times, system user guide, technical platforms, user accounts, user roles; PARCC Testing - test irregularity reports and links, AOs, student mobility, mobility guidance, RNVTA, SIS End of Year webinar; ship report in PAN.
  • April 8, 2016 video format (56:31)
  • PowerPoint Presentation PDF format
    DLM-AA - testing, outages, support wait times, updates, science added; Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) - user guide, faqs, technical platforms, javascript requirement, standards coverage, item counts & times; PARCC 2015-16 Testing - finishing assessments, test irregularity reports and links, AOs, student mobility, mobility guidance, ship report in PAN, preparing for PARCC-PAN and TestNav, TN8 site, printing test tickets, tracking student progress, session roster, key reminders, iPad MDM-ASAM issue, technology bulletin, online closeout, tips for stopping a session, insider tips, fix for proctor caching; upcoming webinar.
  • Illinois Assessment Update Presentation Archive (2015-)
  • PARCC Test Administration Walkthrough Webinar (2/17/16)
  • Presentation and Webinar Archives

  • Illinois Assessment Update Presentation Archive (2015)
  • Student Assessment Webinar Archive (2009-2014)
  • PARCC Webinar Archive(2013-2015)
  • PARCC Video Series
  • PARCC Field Test Webinar Archive

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 Contact Us


    Questions about Assessments?

  •   Please visit our Contact Page for information about where to direct your inquiry.
  • Assessment Listservs

    If you are interested in receiving direct information from ISBE’s Student Assessment Division, please subscribe to one or both of our listservs:

  • Student Assessment Listserv


    The listserv will provide members with the most up-to-date information regarding Illinois state testing.
  • Subscribe by sending a blank email to assessment@isbe.net with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.
  • Student Assessment Listserv Archive

  • Technology Point of Contact Listserv


    This listserv will provide direct information on Assessment Technology including the most up-to-date information dealing with computer testing, E-rate and PARCC technology information.
  • Subscribe by sending a blank email to jbaiter@isbe.net with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

  • Technology Point of Contact Listserv Archive

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