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Assessment Information

The following notice is posted per HB 5770:

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. To inquire about the identification, assessment and placement of students, contact the school principal at 847-367-4120 or in person at Oak Grove School, 1700 S. O'Plaine Rd. Green Oaks, Il 60048.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Overview of Illinois Assessments 

ISBE Illinois Science Assessment Resources (link)


iReady - Curriculum Associates

General Resources

Parent Letters

Reading & Mathematics Documents


CogAT

Parent Letters

Resources


IAR - Illinois Assessment of Readiness

For several years, school districts across Illinois, including ours, worked to align the curriculum with the Common Core State Standards. Along with the new standards came new assessments. While students in grades three through eight had typically taken the ISAT, in 2015, school districts in Illinois began administering the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Assessment. There are several states that were members of the PARCC consortium who worked together to establish assessments that would measure whether students were on track to be successful in college and their careers.  Beginning in 2019, Illinois shifted away from the PARCC assessment and now administers the IAR in grades 3-8.  This is an Ilinois specific test aligned to our learning standards that was developed based on the work of the PARCC group.  A few differences in our new assessment include: 

  • Assessment windows are shorter in length
  • Less assessments administered at each grade level
  • Reports are generated sooner than previous assessments

Current Status

Q: Do we have to administer these assessments?
A: Federal law, including the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) require that states administer an assessment to all eligible students in grades three through eight.  Illinois chose to administer the IAR since it is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core.

Q: What is a good score? Should we expect to see whether our students met or exceeded the State Standard?
A: Score reports show how students performed on each portion of the PARCC assessment as well as their overall score. The student test results mark a new baseline that enables all of us to know where students currently stand on their path to success in college and career.

  • Score of 5 Exceeded Expectations for College & Career Readiness
  • Score of 4 Met Expectations for College & Career Readiness
  • Score of 3 Approaching Expectations for College & Career Readiness
  • Score of 2 Partially Met Expectations for College & Career Readiness
  • Score of 1 Did Not Yet Meet Expectations for College & Career Readiness

Q: What do the score reports look like?
A: Samples of score reports and explanations can be found below.

Additional Links to PARCC Information


Letter from ISBE Septemember 13, 2018

Letter from ISBE February 9, 2018

Letter from ISBE March 13, 2017