Freeport School District teachers use a balanced assessment approach to inform teaching and measure student academic progress.
Assessment for English Language Learners.
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Assessment provides indicators of student needs and progress in the area of ELA and Math. Illinois requires that this assessment is taken by all students in grades 3-8. https://www.isbe.net/iar
Standardized test used for college admissions and to assess a student's readiness for college. Illinois requires that students in grade 11 take the SAT. Students in grades 9-10 take the PSAT. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
Alternative assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Assessment based on the Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). https://www.isbe.net/isa
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
Survey used to identify gaps in school readiness and provide information to drive more effective classroom isntruction. https://www.isbe.net/kids
MAP Growth ELA, Math, and Science
Adaptive assessment that gauges achievement and tracks growth over time. This tests is taken in the Fall, Winter, and Spring for all students in grades 1-10. Kindergarten students take only the Spring test. https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
Fountas and Pinnell (F&P)
Benchmark assessment system provides a framework for evaluating student reading ability and aligning instruction with the continuum of literacy.
BEAR Spelling Inventory
Inventory to assess student's word knowledge.