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January 9, 2006

IMAGE Pre-ID Labels

The Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English (IMAGE) is the accommodated academic state test for limited English proficient (LEP) students in grades 3 – 8 and grade 11 – for more information on IMAGE, please go to

ISBE’s Student Assessment Division and Student Information System (SIS) and Questar (the IMAGE contractor) have been able to make arrangements so that Questar can draw from SIS the information needed to print IMAGE pre-ID labels. This will assist school districts that test LEP students with IMAGE in grades 3 through 8 and/or grade 11.

Pre-ID labels for IMAGE will be generated from the information gathered on the assessment pre-ID data file which is to be uploaded by districts from their local packages via IWAS to SIS.

All information needed for IMAGE pre-ID labels is included in the pre-ID files that districts are to upload by February 3 for grades 3 through 8 and by February 21 for grade 11. No additional information will need to be uploaded.

Therefore, the following must be completed successfully by districts so pre-ID labels can be produced for students taking ISAT, IMAGE, or PSAE from data in SIS:

  • Obtain State Student ID numbers by submitting all of the required PHASE I Data Elements.
  • Compile the necessary assessment information in the pre-ID file as outlined on,
  • Complete the uploads for all students in grades 3-8 by February 3 and grade 11 by February 21.

If the above is not completed successfully, districts will be required to upload student information for pre-ID labels at the Harcourt online Spectrum Web site for ISAT and PSAE testers and follow Questar's pre-ID process for IMAGE testers. Districts will be notified by Harcourt or Questar on the procedures to upload to their sites.

If you have questions, please contact the HelpDesk at 217-558-3600 (corrected) or email: Becky McCabe, or Connie Wise or Howard Hammel,

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