District Assessment Plan

(F=fall, W=winter, S=spring)

Assessment Overview

Academic Improvement Measurement Systems “AIMSweb” 

  • Screening assessment used for a quick check of progress
  • Content areas screened may include literacy and math

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State “ACCESS” 

  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of English Language (EL) skills
  • Administered one time a year
  • Content areas tested include social and academic language
  • State Mandated

Behavioral and Emotional Screening Assessment “BESS”

  • Screening assessment used for a quick check of progress
  • Content areas screened include social emotional learning

Dynamic Learning Maps “DLM”

  • Alternative Assessment for PARCC
  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of student achievement
  • Administered once a year
  • Content areas tested include literacy and math
  • State Mandated

Illinois Fitness Assessment “IFA”

  • Screening assessment used for a quick check of progress
  • Typically administered two or three times a year
  • Content area tested is Physical Education
  • State Mandated

Illinois Science Assessment “ISA”

  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of student achievement
  • Administered once a year
  • Content area tested is science
  • State Mandated

Measures of Academic Progress  “MAP”

  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of student achievement and growth
  • Administered twice a year
  • Content areas tested include literacy and math

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career  “PARCC”

  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of student achievement
  • Administered once a year
  • Content areas tested include literacy and math
  • State Mandated

Preliminary SAT “PSAT”

  • Diagnostic assessment used for a more in-depth measure of student achievement
  • Administered once per year in 8th grade
  • Content areas tested include literacy and math
  • High school placement

PARCC Testing

PARCC scores for students are given in English language arts and math. Your child’s score report uses five performance levels to show his/her performance on each portion of the test, along with an overall score.
• Level 1: Did not yet meet expectations
• Level 2: Partially met expectations
• Level 3: Approaching expectations
• Level 4: Met expectations
• Level 5: Exceeded expectations

For more information about understanding your child’s score, please access the brief informative video and other helpful PARCC links.

PARCC Score Report Cover Letter

Understanding the Score Report Video

Understand the Score

Be a Learning Hero

PARCC for Parents