February 7, 2011



Snow Days and the 2011 ISAT Test Windows

Because this school year has been particularly bad regarding the use of snow days, the Illinois State Board of Education is allowing districts and other facilities that conduct ISAT testing to do the following.

You may begin your two-week test window one week later than its normal start.  This applies to the early, regular, and late test window.  The pick up day for the early, regular, and late test windows has been moved to the Tuesday following the last day of the revised two week window (New pick up day) - see the fifth bullet below for more information about pick up days.

The original and revised test schedules are as follows:

EARLY WINDOW
Original Early Window:  February 21 – March 4  
Revised Early Window:  February 28 – March 11
New pick up day – March 15

REGULAR WINDOW
Original Regular Window:  February 28 – March 11
Revised Regular Window:  March 7 – March 18
New pick up day – March 22

LATE WINDOW
Original Late Window:  March 7 – March 18
Revised Late Window:  March 14 – March 25
New pick up day – March 29

For example, the original regular ISAT window is February 28 – March 11.  Those districts testing in the regular test window may now test students from March 7 through March 18.  This allows you to start testing one week later (March 7) and complete your two-week test window one week later (March 18).  The pick up day for the regular window is moved to the following Tuesday (March 22).

Points of clarification:

ISBE Contact:

Student Assessment
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
Phone: 217.782.4823
Fax: 217.782.6097
www.isbe.net/assessment/psae.htm