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Illinois State Board of Education, 2014
Many parents wonder what they can do to ensure that their preschoolers will be successful when they enter school, especially now with so much emphasis on state testing and learning standards. Through play and everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping, young children acquire the information and skills needed to learn more…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Preschool Children, State Standards, Preschool Education
Illinois State Board of Education, 2006
It is estimated that more than 40 million U.S. youth carry school materials in backs, routinely carrying books, laptop computers, personal and other items used on a daily basis. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 7,277 emergency visits each year result from injuries related to backpacks. Injury can occur when a child…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Injuries, Safety, Physical Health
Illinois State Board of Education, 2005
The Illinois Science Assessment Framework for grade 11 is designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Illinois Learning Standards that are suitable for state testing. This document employs a general organizational structure designed for ease of use. Each state goal for…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Science Tests, State Standards, Science Education
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides this booklet to help in preparing for the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). Part I of this booklet is an overview that answers some basic questions about the PSAE: What is it? What will it cover? When will it be given? Part II is a preparation guide for the five tests that are…
Descriptors: State Standards, Test Content, Test Format, Achievement Tests
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois Mathematics Assessment Framework is designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers, and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Illinois Learning Standards that are suitable for state testing. It is not designed to replace a local mathematics curriculum and should not be considered a state mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, State Standards
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois Reading Assessment Framework is designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers, and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Illinois Learning Standards that are suitable for state testing. It is not designed to replace a local reading curriculum and should not be considered a state reading curriculum. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, State Standards, Reading Achievement, Elementary Education
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois Science Assessment Framework is designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Illinois Learning Standards that are suitable for state testing. It is not designed to replace a local science curriculum and should not be considered a state science curriculum. The…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Evaluation, Course Content, Science Curriculum
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) administered Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English (IMAGE) tests in Spring 2004. IMAGE tests are administered to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students who have been in either a Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) or Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) program since September 30 of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, Reading Achievement
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
In Spring 2004, students in grades 3, 5, and 8 took Illinois Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) in reading, mathematics, and writing. Students in grades 4 and 7 took ISAT tests in science and social science. Grade 4 and 7 students also participated in statewide studies in fine arts and physical development and health. ISAT measures the extent to…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Statistical Data
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) measures student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. It recognizes the excellent achievement of individual students whose scores qualify them for honors, and it measures the progress that schools have made in helping their students meet the Illinois Learning Standards. The PSAE…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Test Results
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
This document looks at the performance of Illinois schools. The positives include: (1) more schools are meeting tough No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements; and (2) math scores in all grades have improved significantly over the past five years. However, there continues to be room for improvement, including: (1) improving reading at all grade…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Standards, Educational Legislation, Scores
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
This handbook contains information for high school educators--teachers, curriculum coordinators, counselors, and principals--as they prepare students to take the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). The first section explains the purpose of the PSAE, gives timelines and test-day schedules, and shows how the PSAE is constructed. The rest…
Descriptors: Test Items, Writing Tests, Standard Setting, Grade 11