KIDS is a tool for measuring school readiness across various developmental domains. ISBE has modified the KIDS implementation plan to collect and report school readiness data for all kindergartners over the next three school years.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in English language arts and math has returned this spring with a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process while still providing reliable and valid information about student achievement. The assessment continues to line up with the rigor and scope of Illinois’ higher expectations focused on college and career readiness. A new college entrance exam is also planned for spring 2016.