In the Classroom

Illinois educators and the Illinois State Board of Education have worked together to create instructional tools that students and teachers can use in the classroom. Designed and tested by Illinois teachers, the lesson plans and assessments include sample student work and rubrics in many cases. IIRC has retained both assessment and instructional tools for all subjects, even those not tested by state assessments.

Item Analysis Summaries The summaries report school-level student performance on ISAT tests for grades 3-8 by learning standard and assessment objective. These objectives describe types of test questions in detail. The summary tables show, for each school, the percent of questions students answered correctly compiled by each standard and objective, the percent of questions answered correctly by students statewide, a comparison measure, and, importantly, the number of test questions on each topic. Results are reported for reading, mathematics, and science at the building level. Using the summaries, teachers can evaluate instructional performance on each learning standard, align lesson plans and classroom assignments to the objectives, and develop in-class benchmark assessments. The chart below provides links to sample Item Analysis Summaries, but in order to see how students in your school performed on the item analysis summaries, go to the ISAT results page for the school and click on "Item Analysis" above the results graphs.

Classroom Assessments These resources provide useful examples suitable for use in classrooms. On IIRC these assessments are linked to Learning Standards and Performance Descriptors. The classroom assessments may also be downloaded from ISBE.

Item Analysis

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Resources for
Core Subjects
Subject Area (click each link to open)
Item Analysis Summaries (Samples) * Reading Math Science cross cross
Classroom Assessments &
Performance Descriptors
Reading Math Science cross Social
Science
Classroom Assessments &
Learning Standards
Reading Math Science cross Social
Science
Interactive ISAT Sample Questions Reading Math Science cross cross
Interactive PSAE Sample Questions ACT
Reading
ACT
Math
ACT
Science
WorkKeys
Reading
WorkKeys
Math
ISAT Sample Test Books 2011 Reading Math Science Writing cross
ISAT Sample Test Books 2011 Reading Math Science Writing cross
ACT Sample Questions Reading Math cross cross cross
ISBE Resource Library Reading Math Science cross Social
Science
NAEP Reading Math cross Writing cross
TIMSS cross Math Science cross cross

* To view an Item Analysis Summary for a specific school and subject go to the Classis IIRC ISAT results page for the school and click on "Item Analysis" in the Test Results bar.

Resources for
Other Subjects
Subject Area (click each link to open)
Goals & Standards Physical Dev & Health Fine Arts Foreign Languages
Assessments & Descriptors Physical Dev & Health Fine Arts Foreign Languages
Lesson Plans Physical Dev & Health Fine Arts Foreign Languages
ISBE Resource Library Physical Dev & Health Fine Arts Foreign Languages