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Springfield Public Schools

Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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2017 - 2018 Assessment News

The main purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. Throughout the year, students will take a variety of school, district, and state assessments. These assessments either help educators prepare for student learning or provide information of student learning. In both instances, assessment involves an on-going process of gathering information about the knowledge and skills students possess, and then using this information to make instructional plans to improve student learning.

Beginning this school year, we are administering the Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP assessment. The MAP is an assessment that is given three times per year to give teachers information on what students are ready to learn. This assessment adapts to each student's ability and helps monitor their individual growth over time. Please see the MAP information section of this webpage for more information. 

Other assessment news for the 2017 - 2018 school year will be available on this site. Information and updates on all district and state assessments will be available along with sample assessment items, calendar dates, and reminders. We will link directly to resources at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and other sources of information to keep you updated on assessments that are given throughout the school year.