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.
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
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
MAP Growth ELA, Math, and Science
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. Kindergarten students only take the Spring test. https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) Benchmark Assessment System
BEAR Spelling Inventory
Inventory to assess student's word knowledge.
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.
aimswebPlus screens and monitors the reading and math skills of K–8 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 program to identify student interventions and supports.