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State Testing Information for Illinois

Portions of the following material were taken from the Illinois Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Illinois Assessment

  • Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
  • Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)
  • Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE)
  • Illinois Consumer Education Proficiency Test (ICEPT)
  • Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)



Assessment Information

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing
  • Measures individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards
  • The results give parents, teachers, and schools one measure of student learning and school performance.


Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)

  • Grades: 3-8, 11
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing
  • The yardstick the state uses to measure the learning of students with significant cognitive disabilities


Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE)

  • Grade: 11
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing
  • Measure the achievement of grade 11 students relative to the Illinois Learning Standards


Illinois Consumer Education Proficiency Test (ICEPT)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • The School Code of Illinois specifies that public school students in grades 9 through 12 shall be provided instruction in the area of consumer education.
  • The purpose of the instruction is to help students understand concepts that affect fundamental decisions about their personal financial affairs, such as installment purchasing, budgeting, and comparison shopping.


Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

  • Grade: 8
  • Measures mathematics and science achievement
  • Collects extensive information from students, teachers, and school principals about mathematics and science curricula, instruction, home contexts, and school characteristics and policies


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics
  • Has frequently been called the "Nation's Report Card"
  • The only national assessment of what America‚Äôs students know and can do in various subject areas
  • NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools; instead, it offers results regarding subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and subgroups of those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students).



Test Descriptions

Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) Includes Three Components:

  • The ACT Plus Writing, which includes the ACT battery of four multiple-choice tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science) and a 30-minute constructed-response Writing test with a single prompt question
  • An Illinois-State-Board-of-Education-developed science assessment
  • Two WorkKeys assessments (Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information)



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