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Mission Statement: District 88 mission: To work for the continuous improvement of student achievement. Through that mission, District 88 schools have been named as Top Schools in America by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

 

Curriculum

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction: Dr. Jamie Gourley

Phone: (630) 530-3993

District 88 Curriculum and Instruction - Assessment

District 88 students are regularly assessed on their progress in meeting the Illinois State Learning Standards. These skills-based assessments are reviewed by staff to determine areas of need and inform instructional delivery.

The following standardized assessments are taken by students at Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools:

Assessment Purpose of assessment Students taking assessment Date(s) of assessment at Addison Trail Date(s) of assessment at Willowbrook
GRADE
(Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation)
To provide information on the reading skills of current and future District 88 students. District 88 transfer students and students in reading support programs

Current/Transfer students:
Fall, winter, spring

Current/Transfer students:
Fall, winter, spring
PSAT 8 Placement Exam

To provide information on the current and future college readiness of incoming District 88 students.

Addison Trail 8th-Grade Placement Information  Please click HERE for details.  

Willowbrook 8th-Grade Placement Information  Please click HERE for details.

All grade 8 students Assessment Dates:
Oct. 19, 2019
Oct. 21, 2019 (make-up)


Accommodations Window
Oct. 7-22, 2019

Assessment Dates:
Oct. 26, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019 (make-up)


Accommodations Window
Oct. 15-28, 2019

PSAT 9

To provide information on the current and future college readiness of District 88 students. 

All grade 9 students

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 (make-up)

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 (make-up)

PSAT 10 To provide information on the current and future college readiness of District 88 students.

All grade 10 students

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 (make-up)

Accommodations Window
April 14-28, 2020

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 20120 (make-up)

Accommodations Window
April 14-28, 2020

PSAT/NMSQT To provide information on the current and future college readiness of District 88 students, as well as provide scholarship opportunities for students. All grade 11 students Assessment Dates:
Oct. 16, 2019
Assessment Dates:
Oct. 16, 2019
SAT To provide all grade 11 students with the State-funded college entrance exam used for college admission and school accountability.

All grade 11 students

Required for high school diploma

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 (make-up)

Accommodations Window
April 14-28, 2020

Assessment Dates:
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 (make-up)

Accommodations Window
April 14-28, 2020

ACCESS Testing To annually monitor the academic progress and proficiency of all English Learners (ELs). All English Learners

Assessment Window:
January 15, 2020 - 
February 25, 2020

Assessment Window:
January 15, 2020 -
February 25, 2020
DLM-AA (Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment) To provide students in Illinois who have significant cognitive disabilities with an assessment to demonstrate their learning. Students at various grade levels

Assessment Window:
March 11, 2020 - 
May 6, 2020

Assessment Window:
March 11, 2020 - 
May 6, 2020
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) To measure student performance related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Grade 11 Students

Assessment Window:
March 2, 2020 - 
April 30, 2020

Assessment Window:
March 2, 2020 -
April 30, 2020

AP (Advanced Placement) To provide the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit during their high school years. Students at various grade levels Assessment Window:
May 4, 2020 –
May 15, 2020
Assessment Window:
May 4, 2020 –
May 15, 2020
FitnessGram To monitor the physical fitness levels of students in physical education classes. All students enrolled in physical education courses Assessment Window:
Beginning and end of each semester
Assessment Window:
Beginning and end of each semester
AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) Measures the reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities of students of a foreign language. Students who have exited English Learner programs and/or enrolled in AP Spanish programs. Assessment Window:
Late-February/Early-March 2020
Assessment Window:
Late-February/Early-March 2020
STAR Reading and Math To provide information on the reading and math skills of current qualifying District 88 students. Students at various grade levels Assessment Window:
Throughout the school year -Progress Monitoring Tool
Assessment Window:
Throughout the school year -Progress Monitoring Tool

 


Other standardized assessments like the PSAT and SAT exams might be administered to prepare and/or provide students with the opportunity to take a college entrance exam and/or compete for college scholarships. PSAT/SAT prep courses are offered within the district to support students prior to these very important exams.

For more information on all the standardized assessments delivered to the students of District 88, click the links below:

Assessment Links to Resources
GRADE
(Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation)

Overview of the GRADE – Part 1
http://tinyurl.com/pbmdnzy


Overview of the GRADE – Part 2
http://tinyurl.com/q6q32tl

SAT Resources for the SAT
https://sat.collegeboard.org/home
PSAT

Resources for the PSAT 8/9
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9 

Resources for the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10?navid=tnt-pn

ACCESS Testing ACCESS Testing Resources
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/ACCESS-for-ELLs.aspx
DLM-AA (Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment) State of Illinois website on the DLM-AA
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/DLM-AA.aspx
ISBE Science Assessment

State of Illinois website on the ISBE Science Assessment
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-Science-Assessment.aspx

AP (Advanced Placement) AP Resources for Parents
https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/for-parents
FitnessGram Resources for FitnessGram
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/fitness-asmt-faq.pdf
AAPPL Resources for AAPPL
http://aappl.actfl.org/aappl-measure-faqs
STAR Reading and Math Renaissance Resources for Parents
http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R0054872491706A8.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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