Assessments

Standardized Assessments are used to evaluate students and schools, to help improve teaching and learning, and to generate important data from which policy decisions can be made. However, they are only one of the tools needed to measure student progress.

For Sycamore Community School District #427, standardized assessments fall into two major categories: State Assessment and Local Assessments. Even though local assessments may be used to measure student growth against their peers, many are also nationally normed and can provide a broader comparison.  Please see the District’s Learning and Teaching Page for more detailed information about each assessment.

Grade LevelFall BenchmarkWinter BenchmarkSpring Benchmark
9th GradeACCESS *
FitnessGram
PSAT
FitnessGram
10th GradeACCESS *
FitnessGram
PSAT
ACCESS *
FitnessGram
Illinois Science Assessment
11th GradeACCESS *
FitnessGram
ACCESS *
DLM ^
FitnessGram
SAT
12th GradeACCESS *
FitnessGram
ACCESS *
FitnessGram

Key

* ELL Students Only
⌃ Select Special Education Students Only

 

Assessment Dates

ACCESS Testing

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Tuesday, February 29, 2019

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)(IAA)

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Fitness Gram

  • January 2019 – April 2019

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

  • The state’s testing window opens Friday, March 1, 2019 and closes on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

PSAT/SAT

  • Initial Test Date – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Accommodated Test Window – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Makeup Test Date – Tuesday, April 23, 2019