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.
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) (Grades 3-8) The IAR 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
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.
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
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.