Assessment update

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SAT
April 05, 2017 - Makeup Date: April 25, 2017

1-PAGE TEST DAY SCHEDULE has been posted!

Paper only, includes essay

All grade 11 students (unless they take DLM)

SAT Content Specifications & sample questions to help guide classroom instruction preparations have been published

Scoring Rubrics for the essay component have also been released

Math teachers & test proctors should also become familiar with the SAT Calculator Policy

A required Test Day Supervisor Training must be conducted Feb. 9 - March 17, 2017


Daily Practice for the New SAT is available for mobile devices (smartphones & tablets)

Full-length Practice Tests are available

Sample Questions for Math, Reading, Writing/Language & Essay are also available

The SAT Test is State-funded

ISBE SAT Web Page contains more information

PARCC
Number of units & unit times are same as 2015-2016

PARCC Test Window = 30 consecutive school days within the state window of March 6-April 26, 2017

Grades 3-8 only - NO Fall Block administration

All online unless IEP/504 accommodations are in place

Practice site may be available as early as next week

Manuals are now available for your reading pleasure at www.isbe.net/assessment/parcc.htm

ISBE’s PARCC Place includes information for parents, students and educators


IL Science Assessment
Hard-copy assessments have been scanned.

ISBE has begun scoring constructed response items. Anyone interested in being a scorer should contact Angela Box (abox@siu.edu) at SIU to learn more.

Standard Setting has not yet taken place.

Score data will not be released until all above items are completed & approved. When that might happen is not known.

2017 Dates: March 1-April 28

ISBE’s ISA website contains more detailed information
ACCESS for ELL
Updated: FAQ on ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL including information on training

2017 Dates: Jan 9 - Feb 10

DLM - AA
DLM-AA website from ISBE

Includes updated manuals

Dates: March 15-May 1, 2017