District 68 Assessments

District 68 is committed to meeting the needs of all students. In order to do so, students participate in various types of assessment throughout the year.  Ultimately, the purpose of such assessment is to improve student learning, track growth, inform teachers, and determine if adjustments need to be made to the core curriculum. 

Types of Assessments
District 68 believes that no single test measure should be used to create a comprehensive picture of a learner.  Therefore, a variety of assessment measures are administered and analyzed to inform instructional decision making, grouping practices, enrichment, and placement within tiered intervention programs.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Students in grades three through eight are mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in the spring.  IAR helps measure how schools are performing relative to grade-level Learning Standards.  Students are assessed in reading and mathematics.

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois will administer a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5 and 8. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
District 68 administers NWEA assessments three times a year.  The assessments are designed to monitor the grown and progress students make over time.  Both assessments are computer-based and are adaptive, meaning they adjust the level difficulty of the content based on how students answer questions.
The Measures of Academic Progress Growth (MAP Growth) assessment is given in Language Arts and Math to most students in 1st - 8th grades.  The MAP Growth assessment items are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards as well as national standards.

To learn more about MAP Growth, please click on the link below: 

MAP Growth presentation

Easy CBM

Easy CBM is another universal screener that measures fluency in reading and math.  Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade participate three times a year in this short assessment. Students in 2nd - 8th grade participate as needed for additional information as how to support their learning within the classroom. 

Classroom Assessments
Teachers use common assessments or units assessments to determine if children are mastering content taught throughout the school year.  The outcomes of student achievement in the classroom are reported in student progress reports.

Illinois State Board of Education Assessment Survey Results Tracker

Click here to be taken to a tool for schools and districts to track results from the ‚ÄčAssessment Survey. 
Select Skokie School District 68 and/or an individal school using the menus on the left. 


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