ISAT

Converting ISATs
8:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

New Standards Make Old Scores Look Bad In Illinois Schools

Statistics for Clinton Rosette students
Credit DeKalb School District

Starting March 4th, Illinois public school students will sharpen their number 2 pencils for this year’s round of standardized testing known as the ISATs. Meanwhile, school districts are warning parents that kids aren’t expected to score as highly as last year, under new higher standards. 

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Education
6:01 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Tougher Tests for Illinois Students

State Superintendent Christopher Koch
Credit State Board of Education

Student achievement tests given to third through eighth graders will be more difficult this year.  The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are meant to measure learning in areas like language and math.  But the new versions given this spring will require a broader understanding of subjects.  Illinois will also raise the bar for meeting learning standards, which means fewer students are likely to hit the benchmarks. 

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