District 181 administers several district level assessments each
year. We use these assessments to
monitor student progress, inform instructional decisions, determine placement
into advanced courses, evaluate program effectiveness, and identify and measure
school improvement goals. The following is a current listing of District level
assessments. For more detailed
information, please refer to the Assessment
Framework document listed under “Assessment Communications” at the bottom,
right side of this page.
Learning Maps (DLM)
with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8) The results from the DLM
describe student performance on alternative achievement standards.
Science Assessment (ISA)
(Grades 5 and 8) The ISA measures
progress in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards.
for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
(Grades 3-8) The PARCC is an achievement test
that measures knowledge and skills aligned to the English language arts and
mathematics Illinois State Learning Standards.
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.
School Climate Data
Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI)
(Grades 4-8, parents, and school staff) This inventory gathers data on factors that
affect school climate, such as safety, teaching and learning, interpersonal
relationships, social media, and institutional environment.
Illinois Youth Survey
(Grades 6 and 8 biennially) This survey collects anonymous data on
health and social factors, such as bullying and nutrition.