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
Not available for this grade/subject.
* 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