District Formative Assessment:
This assessment is taken at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to measure Reading and Math.
State Summative Assessments:
The start of the academic school year brings a new start to the dyslexia screening requirements. These requirements state that all students in kindergarten, first, and second grade shall be screened in all six subsets (phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, sound-symbol relationship, decoding, rapid naming, and encoding) during the academic year. While this school year may look different, all aspects of Indiana code 20-35.5 et. seq,. as created by SEA 217 (2018) also known as “The Dyslexia Law” are still in place.
IREAD-3 for Third Grade Students
The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010), which "requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three beginning in the Spring of 2012 to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four."
ILEARN Grades 3-8
ILEARN assesses achievement of Indiana Academic Standards for the following grades and subject areas:
- English/Language Arts (ELA) (Grades 3-8)
- Mathematics (Grades 3-8)
- Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology)
- Social Studies (Grade 5)
- U.S. Government (optional)
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized assessment administered by College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. The State of Indiana provides funds (as appropriated in HEA 1001 ) to measure students’ college- and career-readiness, indicate student academic strengths and challenges, and provide additional support to students (I.C. 20-32-9-3). PSAT/NMSQT may be administered to students in grade 10 and/or grade 11 for this purpose.
Indiana will use the SAT (provided by College Board) to fulfill requirements listed in Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-7(d) for high school accountability. Students may also use scores to fulfill some high school graduation requirements. SAT assesses high school Mathematics, Reading, and Writing standards in grade 11. The SAT is administered in the spring of each school year, beginning Spring 2022.
End of Course Assessment-High School
ILEARN Biology and U.S. Government (Optional) ECA is administered to students in grades 7-12 taking those courses.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state education agencies to establish and implement standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for English Learners (Section 3113). In accordance with federal regulations, all states are required to:
- Identify the languages other than English present in their student population;
- Assess the language proficiency of students in order to place them in the appropriate language development program; and
- Administer an annual assessment of English proficiency, which includes measuring a student’s oral language, reading, and writing skills in English.