Assessments

  • District 87 provides a full suite of assessments at the PK-5, middle, and high school levels to monitor student progress and achievement.

    Assessment and testing are important elements in education.  Assessments are used in Bloomington Public Schools for the following purposes:

    • Gather accurate information about student achievement
    • Identify strengths and needs in the instructional program
    • Identify students in need of additional intervention
    • Identify student for special programs

    Bloomington Public Schools assesses students in grades 1 through 11 using standardized and/or state tests.  Parents receive information about their children's performance through written reports and during Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Summaries of the district-wide performance on state tests are included in the District Report Card.

    Spring 2021 State Assessment Schedule

    Date Test/Unit
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 IAR - Mathematics Unit 1 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
    Thursday, April 15, 2021 IAR - Mathematics Unit 2 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
       
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 IAR - Mathematics Unit 3 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 IAR - ELA Unit 1 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
       
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 IAR - ELA Unit 2 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
    Thursday, April 29, 2021 IAR - ELA Unit 3 (grades 3-8 in-person learners)
       
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 SAT (grades 11-12 in-person learners)
       
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 ISA (grades 5, 8, 11 in-person learners)