Assessments and Accountability

  • Assessment is an integral part of the educational process. It allows teachers to determine what and how students are learning. It provides information used to make decisions about teaching individual students as well as broad determinations on the effectiveness of the instructional program in a school and the overall school system. 

    On our page, you will find the Assessment Chart, which provides an overview of the assessment tools used by the district at different grade levels. These tools help to determine how well our students are learning and ensure all students are being provided with instruction that will develop the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful. 

    You can also find a list of the state assessments, tests required by the State of Illinois to determine student learning relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. Students in the bilingual programs are also tested with appropriate assessment tools to determine academic progress as well as progress in learning English. The

    results give parents, teachers and schools one measure of student learning and school performance. When tests are not mandated by the state the district uses other assessment tools to continue to track student learning. The data is evaluated by the teacher, school and district to guide instruction, curriculum development, professional growth for teachers and school improvement plans. 

    Find all of that information, along with details about the state's new learning standards, by accessing the tabs on the left.