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 to show their align to instructional resources. The classroom assessment may also be downloaded from ISBE.
Sample Test Questions The sample tests are available in two formats: interactive format, and test books.
In the interactive format, teachers and students can click on the links here to login and actually take the practice tests online. The answers are self-scoring with explanations as to the correct answers.The advantage of the Sample Test Books is that the color format is exactly the same look and feel as actual test booklets, thereby giving students familiarity with actual state assessments they will take.
Core Subject Areas
Not available for this grade/subject.
* To view an Item Analysis Summary for a specific school and subject go to the ISAT results page for the school and click on "Item Analysis" in the Test Results bar.