Assessments

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Matt Silverman

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5006
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Raquel Kim

Director of EL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479
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Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

In addition to assessments taken by all District 34 students, EL and Bilingual students will all take the ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State) test annually. ACCESS is an English language proficiency test given annually to measure a student's progress and proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. ACCESS is a required assessment in the state of Illinois for all students eligible for EL services and is given during January and February.

EL and Bilingual students also participate in all standardized assessments district-wide including: NWEA, PARCC, Aimsweb- R-CBM and M-CBM, and STAR (Kindergarten only) Students in our bilingual Spanish classrooms also participate in progress monitoring of reading skills in Spanish and the MIDE.  They are assessed on Spanish comprehension on the nationally normed Aprenda exam in the fall and spring.

Aprenda 3 is a standardized assessment that assesses our K-5 bilingual students who are in our Spanish Bilingual Program.  Aprenda 3 measures the academic achievement of our Spanish-speaking students in their native language of Spanish. This assessment is similar to NWEA MAP testing in that it is designed to meet requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The questions on the assessment specifically assess all content areas; it is composed of grade-level appropriate content and is nationally normed.  The test was developed by Latino educators and offers the highest quality, most culturally inclusive Spanish-language test of academic standards.