Shepard Science Wing

Assessment Overview

The Assessment Department oversees all standardized district-wide testing for Community High School District 218 with a special focus on the assessments mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education. 
The Assessment Department's mission is to provide each student with an optimal testing environment and to provide teachers, administrators, and other staff with important data regarding student academic growth. The Department defines an optimal testing environment as one that is free of distractions, is safe and comfortable, and includes appropriate accommodations as indicated for individual students.
Community High School District 218 recognizes that the assessments it oversees have significant impact on students' lives--from course placement and instructional grouping (MAP, ACCESS, etc.) to college credit and college admissions (AP, SAT, etc.), the District strives to ensure that every student's assessment results are an accurate reflection of their abilities and skills.
Assistant Director of Assessment & Data
Andrew Deines
(708) 424-2000 x2512