- With the adoption of the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core, the state has retired many of its old tests and replaced them with new, innovative assessments that will provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction. Often aided by technological advances, these assessments will allow for students to better showcase their skills compared to the old, multiple-choice format.
- The Assessment Division of the Illinois State Board of Education is responsible for developing and administering tests that measure the performance of students and schools against the Illinois Learning Standards. The state assessment scores are used to measure adequate yearly progress (AYP) for all public schools. All students' scores are part of the AYP measure, including students with disabilities and limited English proficiency.
- Dr. Tony Smith was appointed by the State Board of Education to serve as Illinois State Superintendent of Education in May 2015. The board selected Dr. Smith for his proven track record of accomplishment and leadership in education. Dr. Smith previously led the Oakland Unified School District in California and worked as the executive director of the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation.
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the New Illinois Assessment
- Click here to access more assessment information and resources from the Illinois State Board of Education.