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Data & Assessment

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Barrington 220 believes understanding students is much more than a single score on an assessment.  We strive to ascertain with some depth the uniqueness of our students and the talents and gifts they offer  - some of which are not measurable on a test.  A student with a quick wit who can make any room more inviting with his/her presence is not measurable on a standardized exam.  The natural artist whose voice, musical acumen, or works of art can swell emotion in the heart of the observer will not be reflected on a standardized test.  While we recognize the importance of the totality of student, we also hold as our mission to produce college and career ready students with a strong academic foundation.  Our assessment program is designed to achieve that end. 

Our assessment plan not only helps Barrington 220 understand the proficiency of our learners in core areas of the curricula but also helps us diagnose and monitor academic progress.  We are committed to making certain our students reach their highest academic potential through a studied use of assessment measurements.

The information on this webpage is designed to provide an overview of the assessment program, dispense information regarding various assessments, and provide timely updates as the field of assessment rapidly changes to keep pace with many state and national initiatives. 

Public Act 99-590 was signed into law on July 22, 2016. This legislation requires each school district to report to ISBE information concerning the administration of assessments to students at each school. The law also requires schools to make public the information submitted through the school district’s website. Specifically, the law defines tests "scored by a non-district entity" as the focus of this law are made public. The table below provides information about assessments given in Barrington 220. 

Grade(s) tested Standardized Assessment Month Required by Student required to take test Average time for students to complete all parts of test Primary use of Assessment?
Pre K PELI Multiple times per year (Sept, Dec, May) District  All students who qualify  Less than an hour Combination of reasons 
Pre K Teaching Strategies GOLD On-going progress monitoring District  All students who qualify  Less than an hour Combination of reasons 
K - 1 FastBridge  Multiple times per year (Sept, Dec, May) District  All students who qualify  Less than an hour Combination of reasons 
K-12 FastBridge  On-going progress monitoring District  All students who qualify  Less than an hour Student instruction 

2-8

NWEA Multiple times per year (Nov, April) District  All students who qualify  Less than an hour Combination of reasons 

3-4

CogAT September  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Course / Program placement

2-5

CogAT March  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Course / Program placement

K-12

AAPPL May  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Course / Program placement

9

PSAT 8/9 April  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Combination of reasons 

10

PSAT 10 April  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Combination of reasons 

11

PSAT NMSQT October  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Combination of reasons 

9-12

AP

May  District  All students who qualify  2-3 hours  Combination of reasons 

K-12

ACCESS

January  State All students who qualify  3-4 hours  School performance ratings 

3-8

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) April  State All students who qualify  More than 8 hours  Combination of reasons 
3-8 and 11  DLM  March  State All students who qualify  5-6 hours  School performance ratings
5, 8, Biology Illinois Science Assessment May  State All students who qualify  Less than an hour  School performance ratings
K-12  FitnessGram April  State All students who qualify  Less than an hour  Student Instruction
11 SAT April  State All students who qualify  3-4 hours  Combination of reasons