Each spring, Fremont School District 79 students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). The Illinois State Board of Education requires that all students in grades 3-8 take the IAR.
The IAR is fully aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for English language arts and math. The test will be taken online. More specific testing dates and times will be provided by your building principal(s).
You can help your child do his/her best on the test by:
- Making sure that your child attends school on the days of testing, if possible
- Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing
- Providing breakfast on the mornings of testing
- Letting your child know that you have confidence in their ability
- Advising your child not to worry about the test and to do the best that they can.
We will be reviewing and sharing the IAR assessment results with you when they become available. We appreciate being partners in the education of your child.
Each fall, winter, and spring, students in grades K-8 take the mathematics and reading portions of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. Teachers use the data, along with data from other assessments, to improve instruction for each student.
MAP assessments are unique in that they are adaptive tests taken on a computer. This means that as the student answers questions correctly, the assessment becomes more difficult. When a student answers a question incorrectly, the assessment becomes easier. Each student is able to take an assessment that is customized to his or her own learning level.
While MAP assessment results are excellent indicators of academic achievement, they are not the only measure of a child’s progress. When thinking about how well a child is performing in school, staff takes into consideration a child’s daily school performance, classwork, homework, projects, quizzes and classroom tests.