Assessments

Assessment Matrix for 2016-17

ASSESSMENT PURPOSE ADMINISTRATION DATES
NWEA/MAP® Adaptive assessment used as universal screening instrument (grades K-8) to identify students in need of academic supports.  Student growth in reading and math reported longitudinally. Fall: Aug 29 – Sept 16

Winter: Jan 17 – Feb 3

Spring: May 1 – 19

PARCC State assessment in reading and math (grades 3-8).  Measures student proficiency in meeting the New Illinois Learning Standards (including Common Core State Standards) April 3 – April 28
DLM The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is the alternate state assessment system for students with significant cognitive disabilities.   TBD-Window = March 6 – April 28 with Data Lockdown on Feb. 6
ISA State assessment in science (grades 5 and 8).  Measures student proficiency in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards.   April 3 – April 28
ACCESS for ELLs® Individual and group administered assessment designed to measure academic English language proficiency relative to state learning standards and determining ELL students’ continued eligibility for ELL support services. Jan. 9 – Feb. 10
AIMSweb® Progress monitoring instrument used for students receiving academic support interventions. Periodically throughout the year
DRA2® An individually administered assessment designed to identify students’ independent reading levels.  Data used to inform classroom instruction. Fall: Sept. 26 – Oct 14

Winter: Jan. 17 – Feb. 3

Spring: May 1-19

Math Recovery Screener (K-2) An individually administered assessment designed to identify students’ MR levels.  Data used to inform classroom instruction. Fall :  Sept. 12 – Data Review

Winter:  Jan. 9 – Data Review

Spring:  April 17 – Data Review