With the adoption of the new Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core, the state has retired many of its old tests and replaced them with new, innovative assessments that will provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction. Often aided by technological advances, these assessments will allow for students to better showcase their skills compared to the old, multiple-choice format.
PARCC Test Design Changes
In response to feedback from teachers, students, and parents, the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment will return next year with a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process while ensuring reliable results. For online practice tests of all PARCC Tests see below.
2017 UPDATE LINKS FOR ILLINOIS ASSESSMENT PARCC--
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning? Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8.?
2017 (ISA) Illinois Science Assessment Information
?This Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) page will be updated as information becomes available. The ISA is not an alternate assessment. Students who participate in the DLM-AA alternate assessment will be assessed in science in grades 5, 8, and 11.
NOTE ABOUT ILLINOIS STATE TESTS
"ISBE plans to
map all items on the 2014 ISAT reading and mathematics
assessments to Common
Core State Standards (CCSS). The reading and mathematics
assessments will be composed entirely of items written
•The Stanford 10 component of the
ISAT assessments will be removed from all ISAT assessments
(reading, mathematics, and science). As a result,
the information produced by the Stanford 10 assessments
(NPR, National Quarters, Stanine, and Lexile Level)
will not be available in 2014..."
Assessment Home Page --"...The
Assessment Division of the Illinois State Board of Education
is responsible for developing and administering tests
that measure the performance of students and schools against
the Illinois Learning Standards. The state assessment
scores are used to measure adequate yearly progress (AYP)
for all public schools. All students' scores are part
of the AYP measure, including students with disabilities
and limited English proficiency..."
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