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

PBL Juniors took the SAT for the first time in 2017.  The SAT will fulfill the state assessment requirement for HS students and will replace the ACT & PARCC exams at the high school level. (Grades 3-8 will continue to take PARCC ELA & MATH assessments) 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

2017-2018 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 21, 2017-September 8, 2017
Winter Test Window: December 4, 2017-December 20, 2017
Spring Test Window: April 23, 2018-May 11, 2018

SAT (Grade 11)

SAT is a State required assessment

Initial Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Make-up test date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

PARCC (Grades 3-8 English/Language Arts & Math)

PARCC is a state required assessment

Test Window: March 5, 2018-April 20, 2018  *PBL will identify a 30-consecutive-school-day test window TDB

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 14, 2018-May 9, 2018

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

ACCESS is a state required assessment

Test Window: Dates TBD

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 9, 2018

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 15, 2018

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 16, 2018

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 7, 2018

 

 

 

 Illinois Testing System

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered to students in English Language Arts and mathematics.

PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8.

Wondering what the new assessment will look like? Take a look at these SAMPLE ITEMS

Parents, click HERE for lots of resources regarding the PARCC assessment and understanding your child’s score.

Performance Level Descriptors

PARCC has released performance level descriptors (PLDs) for each grade level. For the reading claim, the performance levels at each grade level are differentiated by three factors: (1) text complexity; (2) the range of accuracy in expressing reading comprehension demonstrated in student responses; and (3) the quality of evidence cited from sources read.  For the writing claim, PLDs are written for the two sub-claims: (1) written expression, and (2) knowledge of language and conventions. Factors differentiating the performance levels for writing include how consistently and fully students develop ideas, including when drawing evidence from one or more sources, how well they organize their writing, and their command of grammar and language usage.

View the ELA Performance descriptors below

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Math PLDs

In mathematics, the performance levels at each grade level are written for each of five assessment sub-claims:  (1) major content; (2) additional and supporting content; (3) reasoning; (4) modeling; and (5) fluency for grades 3-6.

See the grade specific PLDs below

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Math I

Math II

Math III

 

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