Assessment @ PBL

PBL schools use a variety of assessments, both formative and summative,  in order to determine student mastery of skills and concepts as well as to drive instruction.  Clara Peterson students take the NWEA (MAP) assessment 3 times per year.  Students at Eastlawn and PBL JH take the MAP test 3 times per year as well.  PBL HS utilizes MAP testing, but only tests 2 times per year, fall and spring.  PBL High School students take a variety of assessments throughout their career including the SAT assessment suite, AP exams etc.

PBL High School SAT Information

For more information about the SAT assessment suite please visit the SAT website at:

SAT Assessment Suite

One benefit of the SAT is their partnership with KHAN academy to provide FREE 24-7 access to test prep activities. See the website below for more information.

KHAN/SAT

2018-2019 Assessment Dates

NWEA MAP Testing (Grades K-11)

MAP testing is a district required assessment that is used to track student progress over time.  The data is used to drive instruction, identify students for differentiated services and in some cases is used to measure student growth for the purpose of teacher & administrator evaluation.

The approximate testing time for students is 1 hour per test session, (math & ELA) 2 total hours.

Fall Test Window: August 27, 2018-September 14, 2018
Winter Test Window: December 3, 2018- December 21, 2018
Spring Test Window: April 29, 2018-May 10, 2018

PSAT (Grade 9)

PSAT is a local assessment requirement

Date: October 3, 2018

PSAT 10 (Grade 10)

PSAT 10 is a local assessment requirement

Date: February 27, 2019

SAT (Grade 11)

SAT is a State required assessment

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2018

Illinois Assessment for Readiness (Grades 3-8 English/Language Arts & Math)     *Formally PARCC

IAR is a state required assessment

Test Window: March 4, 2019-April 26, 2018

Illinois Science Assessment (Grades 5, 8, & HS Biology)

ISA is a state required assessment

Test Window: March 1, 2018-April 30, 2018  *PBL school will set specific dates TDB

DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps-Alternate Assessment Grades 3-11 Math & ELA)

DLM is a State required assessment

Test Window: March 3, 2019-May 8, 2019

ACCESS for ELLs ( ACCESS for English Language Learners Grades K-12)

ACCESS is a state required assessment

Test Window: January 16, 2019-February 19, 2019

Advanced Placement Testing (AP)

AP English Literature and Composition Exam, open to juniors in AP English 302, used to potentially earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher.

Approximate testing time is 3 hours 30 minutes

Test Window: May 8, 2019

AP Calculus Exam, open to seniors in AP/Dual Credit Calculus, used to potentially earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher

Approximate testing time is 3 hours 30 minutes

Test window: May 14, 2019

AP English Language and Composition Exam, open to seniors in AP/Dual Credit English 402, used to potentially earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher

Approximate testing time is 3 hours 30 minutes

Test window: May 15, 2019

AP Chemistry,   open to seniors in AP/Dual Credit English 402, used to potentially earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher

Approximate testing time is 3 hours 30 minutes

Test window: May 6, 2019

 

 

 

 

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