Monday, November 7, 2016

Assessment update

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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

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

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 ( 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
Updated: FAQ on ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL including information on training

2017 Dates: Jan 9 - Feb 10

DLM-AA website from ISBE

Includes updated manuals

Dates: March 15-May 1, 2017

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