Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®)

K-8 interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction. It helps evaluate programs and structures the curriculum for reading, math, and science. This district assessment is administered in the fall, winter, and spring to all students.

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Spanish

Reading assessment included as part of MAP Growth and MAP Reading Fluency. It helps us determine reading levels for all students in the dual language program and informs instruction. It provides a rigorous measure of reading and early literacy skills, which shows a complete picture of student learning.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

State assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois LearningStandards incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics. IAR assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8 in the spring of each year. This assessment is utilized by the state to determine summative Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) designations for individual schools.

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

Science assessment administered to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. Our Science Assessment is administered to grades 5th and 8th grade students in the spring. This assessment is also utilized by the state to determine summative ESSA designations for individual schools.

Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS Assessment)

KIDS is at the core of the Illinois State Board of Education’s goal that every child in Illinois deserves to attend a school wherein all kindergartners are assessed for readiness. KIDS is validated, informed by research, and aligned with state standards. KIDS focuses on the knowledge, skills, and behaviors across four key domains that most influence long-term student success. Teachers collect ongoing evidence across the domains, which are Approaches to Learning and Self-Regulation; Social and Emotional Development; Language and Literacy Development; Cognition; and Math. This evidence is entered by teachers in the fall, winter, and spring to measure student growth.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The ESSA is a grant to support teaching and learning in the core academic content areas. It includes three parts.
Title I, Part A: The purpose is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gap.

Title I, Part A: The purpose is to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers, principals and other school leaders. It provides grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to

  1. Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
  2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  3. Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants: It strives to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, local educational agencies, schools and local communities to

  1. Provide all students with access to all well-rounded educations;
  2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  3. Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant (CTEI)

This grant provides supplemental funds to support the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) grant and other CTE activities. The purpose for this grant is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study.