• District 200 Assessments

    Name

    Description

    Grades

    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC)

     

    This test of Common Core English Language Arts and Math was designed by a national consortium and has been mandated as an accountability measure by the State of Illinois.

    Details such as delivery models (computer or paper) and exact testing windows will be provided as the state releases information.

    3 – 8

     

     

     

    PSAT

     

    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

     

    SAT Plus Writing

     

    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.

    11

    Advanced Placement

    (AP)

    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

    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

    Common Final Exams

    Teacher-created assessments are aligned to state and local standards and administered in targeted high school courses.

    9 - 12

    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.

    Early

    Childhood

    AimsWeb Reading

    These nationally-normed one-on-one probes track students’ reading fluency (words per minute) and ability to decode (read) words correctly.

    AimsWeb reading data is used for RtI (Response to Intervention) and combined with comprehension data to guide instruction at the classroom, school, and district levels.

    K - 8

    AimsWeb Math

    AimsWeb math consists of nationally-normed math concept and computation probes.

    AimsWeb math data is used for RtI (Response to Intervention).

    K - 8

    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

    Click here to view the Elementary Assessment Calendar

     Click here to view the Middle School Assessment Calendar