Assessments in District 65

Lake Bluff School District 65 has adopted a balanced assessment philosophy.  A balanced assessment system is the strategic use of assessment that informs decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels. A balanced assessment system is composed of formative, interim, and summative assessments.

The most common assessments are those that are ongoing in our classrooms on an everyday basis - formative assessments.  Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes.  Examples of formative assessments in District 65 include:

  • Fountas and Pinnell assessments
  • Pre-tests and post-tests
  • Questions and answers during regular lessons
  • NWEA/ MAP Assessments

Click on either of the buttons below to learn more about our assessment programs in District 65.

Assessment Reporting

Consistent with 105 ILCS 5/22-82, Lake Bluff School District 65 reports the following information to the Illinois State Board of Education:
1)  Every reliable assessment that measures a certain group or subset of students in the same manner with the same potential assessment items; is scored by a non-district entity; is administered either statewide or beyond Illinois, such as assessments available from the Northwest Evaluation Association, Scantron Performance Series assessments, Renaissance Learning's STAR Reading Enterprise assessments, the College Board's SAT, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations, or ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System tests; and will be administered by each school that school year.
2)  The administration window for each of these assessments.
3)  Which entity is requiring the assessment (State, school district, network, or principal).
4)  Which grade levels will be taking the assessment.
5)  Which subsets of students, such as English Learners and special education students, will be taking the assessment.
6)  An estimate of the average time it will take a student to complete the assessment.
7)  If the results of the assessment are to be used  for purposes other than for guiding instruction, what the results of the assessment will be used for, such as for promotion, course placement, graduation, teacher evaluation, or school performance ratings.
To view the reports that have been submitted by Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65, please click here (link opens in a new window).