Assessments

Assessment Matrix for 2017-18

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.

Note:  NWEA is updating their ELA assessment to align with Common Core

Fall: Aug. 28 – Sept. 15

Winter: Jan. 16 – Feb. 2

Spring: May 7 – 25

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) March 5 – March 23
DLM The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is the alternate state assessment system for students with significant cognitive disabilities.   March 14 – May 9
ISA State assessment in science (grades 5 and 8).  Measures student proficiency in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards.   March 1 – April 30
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. 17 – Feb. 20
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. 25 –Oct. 13

Winter: Jan. 16 – Feb. 2

Spring: May 1-18

Math Recovery Screener (K-2) An individually administered assessment designed to identify students’ MR levels.  Data used to inform classroom instruction. Fall :  Sept. 11 – Data Review

Winter:  Jan. 8 – Data Review

Spring:  April 16 – Data Review