August 18, 2014


Assessment News and Notes



Dynamic Learning Maps District Staff Training Opportunity

The DLM Consortium is hosting an on-site training in Kansas City, Mo. for District Assessment Coordinators. To find out more information and to register, click http://www.isbe.net/assessment/dlm.htm.

For additional information regarding DLM, check out the August 2014 Newsletter at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/dlm.htm.

Student Participation in State Assessments

The laws for student participation in the state assessment have not changed this year. Districts are required by Illinois School Code to present the state assessment (currently PARCC or DLM) to all students present in school at any time during the testing window.

I've attached the guiding document our legal department put together on this issue that is available on our website at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfs/guidance-use-of-code15.pdf.

PARCC ‘End of Course’ and 'End of Year' Components Explained

Clarification on PARCC’s EOC and EOY components can be found on Page 7 of this week’s Superintendent’s Bulletin at http://www.isbe.state.il.us/board/archivemessages/2014/message_081814.pdf.