The LTC provides resources related to the technology needed to facilitate state assessments.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8.
In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois administers a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and once at the high school level. The high school assessment utilizes a course-based model with content aligned to Biology I. The assessment is 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.
The Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is an observational tool designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten. KIDS is core to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) goal that every child in Illinois deserves to attend a school wherein all kindergarteners are assessed for readiness. Starting in Fall 2017, ISBE will require districts and kindergarten teachers across the state to use KIDS.
IllinoisReportCard.com is the state’s official source for information about public schools across Illinois. The information here will help you act as an informed partner in the education of our children.