• Freeport School District teachers use a balanced assessment approach to inform teaching and measure student academic progress. 
    For more information about FSD145's approach to assessment, please read the FSD145 Assessment Philosophy.  For a schedule of assessment dates, please refer to the FSD Assessment Calendar



    State Assessments:

    Assessment for English Language Learners. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/AccessforELL.aspx
    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 designed by The College Board and 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://www.isbe.net/Pages/sat-psat.aspx 
    Alternative assessment for students with identified disabilities. https://www.isbe.net/dlm
    Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
    Assessment based on the Illinois Learning Standards in science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Illinois requires that all students in 5th and 8th grade take this test.  Students enrolled in high school Biology are also required to take this test, regardless of grade level.  https://www.isbe.net/isa
    Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)
    This observational survey is used to identify gaps in school readiness and provide information to drive more effective classroom instruction.  This test is required for all Kindergarten students.  https://www.isbe.net/kids

    District Assessments:

    MAP Growth ELA and Math
    Adaptive assessment that gauges achievement and tracks growth over time.  This test is taken in the Fall, Winter, and Spring for all students in grades 1-10.  https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
    Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) Benchmark Assessment System
    Benchmark assessment system provides a framework for evaluating student reading ability and aligning instruction with the continuum of literacy. https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/bas/
    Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test
    Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® Third Edition (NNAT3) is a nonverbal measure of general ability for students in kindergarten through grade 12.  FSD145 uses this test as one of the criteria for placement in HAPP classes in grades 1-5.  
    AIMSweb Plus
    AIMSwebPlus screens and monitors the reading and math skills of our students. With its robust set of standards-aligned measures, AIMSwebPlus is proven to uncover learning gaps quickly, identify at-risk students, and assess individual and classroom growth.  FSD145 uses this assessment with our MTSS Guidebook  to identify student interventions and supports.  

    For a complete list of assessments, consult the ISBE Assessment Survey Results.