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 (5/23/16)
Recent Listserv Messages
PARCC Score Report Toolkit updated (1/12/16)
High School Score Report Interpretation Guides updated
Response letter from the U.S. Department of Education regarding state assessments (March 2015)
USED Assessment Clarification(December 2014)
Illinois Assessments 2015-16
ACCESS for ELLS
Illinois Assessment Dates (2/26/16)
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Presentations and Webinars (5/20/16)
Illinois Assessment Update Presentation Archive (2015-)
PARCC Test Administration Walkthrough Webinar (2/17/16)
Presentation and Webinar Archives
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