District 200 Assessments
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
This Illinois test of English Language Arts and Math will replace PARCC (Parternship for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers).
Details such as exact testing windows will be provided as the state releases information.
3 – 8
The PSAT assessments were developed by SAT to track progress toward College & Career Readiness in English, Math, and Reading,.
District 200 uses this data to inform students of their progress, make school improvement decisions, and to serve as one data point for student-course placement.
The district will fund and administer PSAT to students in grades 8, 9, and 10 to inform placement, provide data for school improvment work, and help families plan for the future.
8 - 10
The SAT measures College & Career Readiness in English, math, reading, and writing and is accepted by most colleges and universities as a part of the admissions process.
The State of Illinois requires that all high school juniors take SAT.
Students take AP tests at the end of Advanced Placement courses, which District 200 offers in a wide variety of subjects.
A score of “3” or higher on an AP test can be used toward course credit at many colleges and universities.
9 - 12
District Assessments aligned to curriculum in reading and math are administered in the fall, winter, and spring to monitor student progress and to guide instruction at the classroom, school, and district levels.
The assessment questions and passages are selected by district teachers from a commercially written and validated item bank to align to the district curriculum.
During the pilot process, teacher feedback and validity data are used to make revisions as needed. Cut scores which predict College & Career Readiness are set based on district correlation studies.
K - 8
Early Childhood Assessments
District 200 instruction is aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
Ongoing assessment using GOLD measures student progress on 38 indicators.
Data is used to make decisions about student programming and to guide instruction at the classroom, school, and district levels.
ACCESS for ELs
This test of proficiency in the English domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing was designed by a national consortium and has been mandated as an accountability measure by the State of Illinois for English Learners (ELs).
District 200 has developed rigorous growth norms and a system for identifying gaps in the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Data is used to exit students from the EL program and to guide instruction at the classroom, school, and district levels.
K - 12
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