Berwyn South School District 100

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Assessment

District 100 administers several district-level assessments each year. Teachers and administrators use these assessments to monitor student progress, inform instructional decisions, evaluate program effectiveness, and measure progress on district and school improvement goals. 
 
State Assessments
 
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) (Grades 3-8) The PARCC is an achievement assessment that measures knowledge and skills aligned to the English language arts and mathematics Illinois State Learning Standards.
  • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) (Students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8) The DLM measures student performance on alternative achievement standards.
  • Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) (Grades 5 and 8) The ISA measures progress in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) (English Language Learners in Grades K-8) The ACCESS test measures developmental progress in English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) KIDS is an observation-based tool that documents school readiness in kindergarten students.
 

District Assessments

  • AIMSweb (Kindergarten students and other grade levels as needed) AIMSweb includes a variety of assessments that measure the development of early reading.
  • Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (Grades K-5) F&P is a one-on-one assessment used to identify students' independent and instructional reading level.
  • NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) (Grades 2-8) MAP is an adaptive assessment that measures academic growth in reading and mathematics.
  • STAR 360 Spanish Assessment (Students in grades K-2 Bilingual or Dual language programs) STAR is an adaptive assessment that measures academic growth in reading and mathematics.
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD (Preschool) Teaching Strategies Gold is an observation-based tool that documents progress on early learning skills.
  • Fitness Gram Benchmark Assessment (Grades 4-8) Fitness Gram measures health-related physical fitness and focuses on personal goals and individual growth.