With the adoption of the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core, the state has retired many of its old tests and replaced them with new, innovative assessments that will provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction. Often aided by technological advances, these assessments will allow for students to better showcase their skills compared to the old, multiple-choice format. Please refer to our Top 10 things you need to know about the new Illinois assessments for facts about what's happening.
The Assessment Division of the Illinois State Board of Education is responsible for developing and administering tests that measure the performance of students and schools against the Illinois Learning Standards. The state assessment scores are used to measure adequate yearly progress (AYP) for all public schools. All students' scores are part of the AYP measure, including students with disabilities and limited English proficiency.
- PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)
- DLM-AA (Dynamic Learning Maps - Alternate Assessment)
- ACCESS for ELLS® (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners)
- ACT and WorkKeys - Coming Soon!
- NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
- Past Assessment Archive
- Illinois State Assessment Dates for the 2014-15 School Year
- Illinois State Assessment Dates Archive (2005-2014)