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Assessment Overview

Pursuant to Public Act 99-590, here is a list of our assessments:

 

Assessment Breakdown 2018-19

Assessment

Dates

Description and Purpose

Grade Level(s)

Type

Estimated Time

NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)

  • Fall Sept
  • Winter Feb
  • Spring April

Computer-adaptive assessment of reading and math - used for IEPs and instruction

  • 9th
  • SPED Students

non-mandated

computer-based

Approx. 1 hour

AP Exams

  • 5/6-5/17

Advanced Placement subject exams conducted by College Board

  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th

Non-mandated

Most paper-pencil with some exceptions

Approx. 3 hours each

PSAT 8/9

    • 10/10
  • 4/9
  • 4/23 makeup

Practice SAT for 8th and 9th graders aligned to SAT - used for instruction

  • 9th

4/9 MANDATED by state

paper-pencil

Approx. 2.5 hours standard timing

PSAT 10

    • 10/10
  • 4/9
  • 4/23 makeup

Practice SAT for 10th graders; National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test Fall only - used for instruction

  • 10th

4/9 MANDATED by state

paper-pencil

Approx. 3 hours standard timing

SAT

  • 4/10
  • Makeup 4/24

College Readiness/Entrance Exam and state accountability exam

  • 11th

MANDATED by state

paper-pencil

Approx. 4 hours with essay

ACCESS for ELLs

  • TBD

Standards-based English language proficiency exam for EL students

  • 9th ELL/LEP
  • 10th ELL/LEP
  • 11th ELL/LEP
  • 12th ELL/LEP

This includes students whose parents refuse services

MANDATED by state

computer-based

Approx. 3 hours

DLM - AA (Dynamic Learning Maps - Alternate Assessment)

  • (3/13-5/8)

Assessment of ability for students with significant cognitive disabilities

  • 11th

MANDATED by state

computer-based

4-5 hours

ISA (Illinois Science Assessment)

  • (3/1-4/30)

IL mandatory assessment in science

  • 9th

NOTE: ISA is aligned to Biology course

MANDATED by state computer-based

Approx. 1.5 hours