Assessment

Assessment

The Assessment Plan in CCSD59 incorporates multiple approaches, methods, and formats of assessments which serve several purposes:

  • Identifying learner strengths and diagnosing areas for improvement
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and relevance of curriculum and instructional practice
  • Establishing goals for individual student and school improvement
  • Communicating student achievement and growth to stakeholders
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This Assessment Plan includes State, District, and Classroom level assessments.

STATE

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
ACCESS (Accessing Comprehension & Communication in English State-to-State English language proficiency assessment for Grades K–12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. All students eligible for EL services Every Winter
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) IAR is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois Learning​ Standards Incorporating the Common Core and is administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Grades 3-8 Every Spring
Illinois Science Assessment In compliance with federal testing requirements, a science assessment is administered to students enrolled in grades 5, 8 and once at the high school level. Grades 5/8 Every Spring
Kindergarten
Individual
Development
Survey
(KIDS)
KIDS is a process in Illinois aimed at enhancing our understanding of children’s abilities and learning during their first year of school. The data from KIDS will promote the success of every child, guide professional development for teachers, support alignment of early childhood and elementary school systems, document the importance of birth-to-five programs in preparing children for elementary school, and enable the state to respond to district, school, teacher, and student needs over time. Kindergarten Every Fall
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district

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
iReady Diagnostics iReady Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment for reading and math designed to provide teachers with actionable insight into student needs. The Diagnostic offers a complete picture of student performance and growth, eliminating the need for multiple, redundant tests. Diagnostic results also set a personalized learning path for each student, ensuring they’re working on instruction that matches their unique learning needs. Grades K-8 Three times per year (fall, winter, spring)
FastBridge Assessment System The FAST assessment system uses a combination of CBM (curriculum-based measurement) and CAT (computer-adaptive test) assessments for reading & math. Teachers use this data to identify at-risk students & intervene to prevent students from falling even further behind. Students with disabilities and/or receiving Tier 2 or 3 intervention Three times per year (fall, winter, spring)
Numeracy Framework The Numeracy Framework assessment system provides diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments that focus on basic numeracy, multiplicative thinking, or fractional reasoning skills and strategies with a task analysis to break down each concept into a smaller teachable skill. Students receiving Tier 2 and 3 intervention Ongoing
Panorama Panorama allows schools and districts to measure students’ & teachers’ perceptions of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), explore the results with interactive reports, and provide educators with actionable strategies to build their students’ SEL skills. All students in grades K-8 1-2 times per year
Early Learning Scales Provides teachers & administrators with the tools they need to assess all students—in a concise, manageable manner that uses rich data to improve learning and quality of instruction at the same time. Pre-Kindergarten Ongoing
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Classroom

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
IM Unit Assessments

Includes: Daily Cool-Downs, Section Checkpoints, Pre-Unit Items & Check your Readiness, Post-Unit Tests

The IM curriculum provides assessment opportunities throughout each unit to allow teachers and students to evaluate the need to support pre-requisite skills, the learning of daily lesson targets, progression of learning targets at specifically identified checkpoints, and at the conclusion of the unit. All students in grades K-8 Ongoing
Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) The F&P assessments are used to determine a student’s independent and instructional reading level, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. Collecting such information in English and Spanish also provides a biliterate lens of student learning within our Dual Language Spanish programming. Classroom-based students in grades K-8 Teacher Discretion
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Resources

 

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The Assessment Plan in CCSD59 incorporates multiple approaches, methods, and formats of assessments which serve several purposes:

  • Identifying learner strengths and diagnosing areas for improvement
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and relevance of curriculum and instructional practice
  • Establishing goals for individual student and school improvement
  • Communicating student achievement and growth to stakeholders
devonshire students
brentwood student 3
aasdfasdf

This Assessment Plan includes State, District, and Classroom level assessments.

STATE

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
ACCESS (Accessing Comprehension & Communication in English State-to-State English language proficiency assessment for Grades K–12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. All students eligible for EL services Every Winter
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) IAR is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois Learning​ Standards Incorporating the Common Core and is administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Grades 3-8 Every Spring
Illinois Science Assessment In compliance with federal testing requirements, a science assessment is administered to students enrolled in grades 5, 8 and once at the high school level. Grades 5/8 Every Spring
Kindergarten
Individual
Development
Survey
(KIDS)
KIDS is a process in Illinois aimed at enhancing our understanding of children’s abilities and learning during their first year of school. The data from KIDS will promote the success of every child, guide professional development for teachers, support alignment of early childhood and elementary school systems, document the importance of birth-to-five programs in preparing children for elementary school, and enable the state to respond to district, school, teacher, and student needs over time. Kindergarten Every Fall
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Resources


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district

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
iReady Diagnostics iReady Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment for reading and math designed to provide teachers with actionable insight into student needs. The Diagnostic offers a complete picture of student performance and growth, eliminating the need for multiple, redundant tests. Diagnostic results also set a personalized learning path for each student, ensuring they’re working on instruction that matches their unique learning needs. Grades K-8 Three times per year (fall, winter, spring)
FastBridge Assessment System The FAST assessment system uses a combination of CBM (curriculum-based measurement) and CAT (computer-adaptive test) assessments for reading & math. Teachers use this data to identify at-risk students & intervene to prevent students from falling even further behind. Students with disabilities and/or receiving Tier 2 or 3 intervention Three times per year (fall, winter, spring)
Numeracy Framework The Numeracy Framework assessment system provides diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments that focus on basic numeracy, multiplicative thinking, or fractional reasoning skills and strategies with a task analysis to break down each concept into a smaller teachable skill. Students receiving Tier 2 and 3 intervention Ongoing
Panorama Panorama allows schools and districts to measure students’ & teachers’ perceptions of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), explore the results with interactive reports, and provide educators with actionable strategies to build their students’ SEL skills. All students in grades K-8 1-2 times per year
Early Learning Scales Provides teachers & administrators with the tools they need to assess all students—in a concise, manageable manner that uses rich data to improve learning and quality of instruction at the same time. Pre-Kindergarten Ongoing
a

Resources


a

Classroom

NAME PURPOSE WHO? WHEN?
IM Unit Assessments

Includes: Daily Cool-Downs, Section Checkpoints, Pre-Unit Items & Check your Readiness, Post-Unit Tests

The IM curriculum provides assessment opportunities throughout each unit to allow teachers and students to evaluate the need to support pre-requisite skills, the learning of daily lesson targets, progression of learning targets at specifically identified checkpoints, and at the conclusion of the unit. All students in grades K-8 Ongoing
Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) The F&P assessments are used to determine a student’s independent and instructional reading level, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. Collecting such information in English and Spanish also provides a biliterate lens of student learning within our Dual Language Spanish programming. Classroom-based students in grades K-8 Teacher Discretion
a

Resources

 

forest view student 2