Students will be formally assessed at different points in the school year. The following assessments are to be completed in the upcoming school year:
The district uses a variety of assessments for benchmarking and as progress-monitoring tools for students identified for Tier 2 or 3 reading supports. Benchmarking occurs at the beginning, middle and end of the school year.
Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) is a computer based assessment that is taken three times per school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). We give students MAP tests to determine a student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year in the areas of Reading, Language Usage, and Math. Students in K-1st participate in an auditory assessment and students in grades 2nd-4th read the test independently.
Illinois State Assessment
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the assessment adopted by the State of Illinois for students in grades 3-8. This assessment is administered once a year between the months of March and April. https://www.isbe.net/iar
Illinois Science Assessment
The Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) is the assessment adopted by the State of Illinois for students in grades 5 and 8. This assessment is administered once a year between the months of March and April to all students in grades 5 and 8. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-Science-Assessment.aspx
The district in collaboration with Rochelle Township High School, administers the PSAT to all students in 8th grade. This assessment is given in the fall. The assessment is used to help make placement decisions at the high school level.
The ACCESS assessment is given once a year to all students identified as English Language Learners. This assessment is given between January and March each year.
The FitnessGram is given to all students in grades 3-8. The FitnessGram is given in the second semester each year. The FitnessGram tests students’ aerobic capacity, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength.