January 29, 2009
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE RULERS FOR THE ISAT MATHEMATICS TESTS AT GRADES 4 – 8
All students taking the ISAT mathematics test are provided with rulers from Pearson for use with all three sessions of the test.
The markings on this year's Grade 4-8 testing rulers are different from what was provided in the previously released sample materials. The testing rulers have increments to the 1/4 inch and 1/2 cm.
Should you want your students to engage in some practice activities with a similar ruler, we have a PDF file of these rulers on the ISBE student assessment Web site at: http://www.isbe.net/assessment/isat.htm. Please remember that because of differences in printers, you should verify the accuracy of the copied rulers from this PDF file.
Do not use the rulers in your shipment of ISAT testing materials for practice with your students. These rulers should be used only with the actual ISAT mathematics test.
Illinois State Board of Education