Assessments of classroom essential learning will continue through various electronic methods. Students may be asked to complete assessments using many potentially different systems including Mastery Manager, Google forms, Google docs, or other means. Assessments may include alternative ways for students to demonstrate learning. When given an assessment, students are expected to complete them in good faith using the parameters set by their teachers.
All district-wide assessments such as NWEA MAP, F&P, and the Tripod survey have been suspended.
Executive Order 2020-15 suspends state assessments for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. With this order, state assessments, including the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, SAT/PSAT, DLM-AA, the Illinois Science Assessment, and Constitution exam are all suspended for Spring, 2020.
We recognize that the free SAT administered through the school is the only opportunity many students get to take a college entrance exam. ISBE is working with the College Board on developing options to allow current 11th-grade students to take the SAT in the fall.
College Board Advanced Placement Exams
For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered. Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to— computer, tablet, or smartphone. College Board has stated that the exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating. College Board is using a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software.